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July 27 - Evening

"In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

We have a strong city;
God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.
Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter,
the nation that keeps faith.

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal."

- Isaiah 26:1-4

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Peace for Those Whose Minds are Steadfast    

“In that day” is a technical term referring to future days (24:21; 25:9; 27:1)

The word translated “ramparts” is the word khel which likely refers to the sloping fortification of dirt and rock built against the wall (also called a glacis, see Ashkelon's glacis or khel against the city wall HERE.)

Opening the gates of the city for the righteous is a welcoming believers with faith and righteousness to enter this fortified city. The opposite is true also. Those without trust in the Lord will not be able to access this place of peace and protection.

26:3 “perfect peace” is literally “peace, peace” in the Hebrew. The repeated double word makes the meaning absolute.

It is important to understand the phrase referring to “those whose minds are steadfast.” The word “mind” or “thoughts” is from the Hebrew word yester which communicates the idea of “outlook on life,” “worldview,” “point of reference,” or “frame of mind.” The opposite of this mind would be James’ “double minded man” in James 1:6-8 and Jesus’ man who serves two masters in Matthew 6:24. Without this renewed view of life that includes a comprehensive understanding of the Lord there is no peace.

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. - James 1:6-8

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. - Matthew 6:24

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Man will believe anything, as long as it's not in the bible."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Something to Ponder??

• Angels are mentioned in thirty-four of the sixty-six books in the Bible. These thrity-four books cover the full spectrum of time from Genesis through the Jewish return from Babylon and from the announcement of the birth of Jesus through Acts.

• Angels appear to have been created before the universe.

• Angels have freewill and at some point in the past some choose to rebel against God.

• Angels can interact with the physical world and are used by God for a variety of reasons including communication, judgment, council, assistance for believers, and more.

• Angels, both fallen and holy, are highly organized and have specific job assignments.

• The appearance of the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament is a theophany or an appearance of the second member of the Trinity.

• Satan is an angel from the class of angels called cherubim who rebelled against God and is called by several names including the prince of the power of the air and the god of this world.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Apoluo (Gr) – divorce (Eng) – the Greek word apoluo is a compound word from apo meaning
“from” and luo meaning “to loose.” Together they mean “to loose from” or apolou. When used in context it is a technical term for divorce as in Matthew 5:32 and Luke 16:18.

  1 Kings 1:50; Amos 3:14; Ezekiel 43:15; Jeremiah 17:1; Exodus 27:2; etc. mention "horns" on an altar or a "horned altar." Several excavations have uncovered altars with horns on the corner. For example, the horned altar at Beer Sheba. This altar had been dismantled around 701 BC by Hezekiah's reformers and the stones had been used in the building of the store rooms in the city of Beersheba. During excavation the stones were seperated from the others and eventually pieced back together.
(See HERE and HERE.)
Other horned altars are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.)
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
I will continue to renew my mind with the Word of God.
I will continue to trust the Lord and his ways in my life.
  "If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse."
- Proverbs 27:14
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Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

A stone wall in Jerusalem with barbed wire and glass embedded into concrete forms a barrier.

A stone wall in Jerusalem with barbed wire and glass embedded
into concrete forms a barrier.

Locations from Jeremiah 40, 41 and 42 concerning Gedaliah and his assassination in 586-85 BC are detailed on a map.
(click on images for larger size) Locations from Jeremiah 40, 41 and 42 concerning Gedaliah and his assassination in 586-85 BC are detailed on a map.
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