Today's Devotion (Tuesday)

Let Us Pray

ISAIAH 26:6-16

Key Verse:

"With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness" (Isaiah 26:9).

There is no doubt that everyone is tired of the current trends in the world. The crimes, corruption, injustice, rebellion, insecurity, etc., fill all and sundry with fear. Everybody desires a change that will bring relief and respite to our world. The search for this is ever ongoing, with conferences, seminars, researches, consultations among nations, increased religious activities, among others. But all these efforts seem to be taking us farther away from our desire. What then is the way out? According to Prophet Isaiah, the establishment of God’s judgment on the earth is the only way out to make the people learn righteousness. When the people are thus made righteous, all the evils plaguing the world will be a thing of the past. To have God’s righteousness established on the earth, the prophet resolved to seek the Lord in prayer with the whole heart and all-day round. There are many things around us that talking and complaining will not change. At times, we may notice trends among children in the family or members in the church that call for great concern and worry. What most people do at such a time is to complain, murmur and blame it on one thing or the other. But that will never bring the desired change. We need to borrow a leaf from Prophet Isaiah in order to find the relief we desire. Let us learn to wait on the Lord in fervent prayer which is centred on seeking His glory in our homes, churches and nations. Let us move away from the dry, self-centred prayers that are focused on carnal, material and fading desires and cry to God for true righteousness. We will thereafter see the changes we desire in our homes, churches and society.

Thought for the day: Only on bended knees can we experience genuine righteousness and peace!

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