My devotional this morning found me in Isaiah 48:12-20 in which the Lord, through Isaiah the prophet, is reminding His people of Who He is – the Sovereign Creator of the Universe, on a mission for His people, Israel. As Isaiah reminds them of God’s purpose, amidst their being disciplined under the heavy hand of the Babylonians, Isaiah shares, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit,
“This what the Lord says….If only you had paid attention to my commands,
your peace would have been like a river,
your well-being like the waves of the sea.
Your descendants would have been like the sand,
your children like numberless grains;
their names would never be blotted out nor
destroyed before me.” (Isaiah 48:18-19 NIV)
Oh Lord, that we, too, would pay attention to Your Word and follow Your commands.