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August 1 - Morning

"But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,
I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said,

‘You are my servant.’

I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel."

- Isaiah 41:8-14

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Worm Israel Becomes the Threshing Sled of the Nations    

The nation’s source of hope and strength is their idols and their false philosophies.
Verses 41:1-7 give us a description of the labor, the planning, the cooperation and teamwork used by the pagans to create an idol (or, a false world philosophy).  Would it not be easier to trust God?  Isn’t organizing and leading a revolt a lot of work? This rebellion of the nations is summed up in Psalm 2.
In Isaiah 41:8-16 God will now speak to Israel. The Lord will deal differently with Israel than he deals with the nations. The Lord has a covenant with Israel and will complete his promise
The nations need to fear, but Israel does not.
Though Israel will be punished and disciplined they will honor God and be delivered.
God tells Israel where they have come from.
He says:

  • “I took you”
  • “I called you”
  • “You are My servant.”
  • “I have chosen you”
  • “I have not rejected you.”

Their identity is all based on God, his will, his actions, his plan.
They need not be afraid.
Because verse 41:9 is true and God is not going to change, then the statements in verse 41:10 are also true for Israel:

  • “I am with you. . .do not be afraid.”
  • “I am your God. . . do not be dismayed.”
  • “I will strengthen you.”
  • “I will help you.”
  • “I will uphold you”

Never before had an exiled nations been brought back to their homeland to start over.
Israel is the only nation to undergo the five cycles of judgment and be brought back as a nation. 
This has now happened twice.
The promises to Israel continue but this time in reference to their enemies and the nations that opposes them.

  • Disgrace and shame to those who rage against Israel
  • Opponents are as nothing and will vanish
  • Enemies cannot be found
  • Those who wage war against Israel will be as nothing at all.  (Ezekiel 38, 39 describes the end of today’s terrorist states.)

Of course, these promises were fulfilled in Cyrus’s day. But, the principles of God’s dealing with Israel continue like this forever.
God says he will defend Israel even though Jacob is a defenseless worm.
Worm is used to describe Jacob’s condition and inability to help themselves.
Worm is obviously NOT a term used to ascribe Israel’s value to God.
Israel is called God’s treasure.
In Isaiah 41:15, the worm, the tiller of the soil in 41:14, becomes the threshing sledge of the mountains and hills.

Behold, I make of you a threshing sledge,
    new, sharp, and having teeth;
you shall thresh the mountains and crush them,
    and you shall make the hills like chaff.
- Isaiah 41:15

  Christian Quote from Church History
“It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of
His presence.”

- C. S. Lewis
Something to Ponder??

Both thieves (or, rebels) that were on the crosses with Jesus reviled and mocked Jesus, at least during the early hours of the six hours that Jesus was on the cross. (Matthew 27:44; Mark 15:32)
At some point while they were on the crosses one of the thieves rebuked the other thief saying, “Don’t you fear God?” Then he turned and asked Jesus to remember him when he came into his kingdom. (Luke 23:39-43)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

‘Am (Hb) - people (Eng) - The Hebrew word ‘am means “people,” and “relative.”
‘Am refers to family members both living and ancestral. This means ‘am can be part
of covenant language. ‘Am can also refer to the people in a nation.
(Leviticus 21:4; Genesis 11:6; Judges 5:18; Ruth 4:9)


The Philistines are mentioned often in the Bible (over 200x), but they are also mentioned in the recordings preserved on the Egyptian temples at Thebes. The carvings of the Philistines on the wall of the Temple of Rameses III include images of the Philistines (HERE and HERE), and also, written documentation that the Philistines were part of the “Sea People” (HERE and HERE) who invaded Egypt and Canaan from the west. The earliest record of the Philistines is from 1175-1150 BC, which is also the time we see them appear in the Bible during the days of the Judges. (The “Philistines” mentioned in Abraham’s time were not genetically the same people as the “Sea People” we know of as the Philistines of Goliath’s day.) The Bible records constant friction with Philistines during the days of Samson (Judges 14-16) up through the days of David
(1 Samuel 17). (Details HERE, HERE and HERE.)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
I will not be afraid of being faithful to the Lord's ways of righteousness.
I will not be discouraged when things do not work out like I planned.
I will continue doing good and receive strength from the Lord.
  "The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out."
- Proverbs 20:5
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New Testament Samaria

Model of Herod's bath house at Masada.

Model of Herod's bath house at Masada.

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