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Jan 11

Daniel Fast Devotion - Day 1

Posted on January 11, 2020 at 11:47 PM by Adell Cokley

Saturday, January 4, 2020
Day One

Read: Isaiah 10:20-23 

Key Verses: 
“And it shall come to pass in that day That the remnant of Israel, And such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, Will never again depend on him who defeated them, But will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, To the Mighty God,”  Isaiah 10:20-21 (NKJV)

Key Reflection: 
vv. 20-21 Remnant Depends on God—The hearts and minds of the people will depend on God, not on others or countries for sustenance but rather on the Lord.  Much of this prophecy looks forward to the Second Advent. 

Suppose you gave a notebook to a friend and then later find a page that belongs in the notebook.  You don’t need to agonize over what to do with that page because that was decided when you gave the notebook away.  The giving of the page is a reaffirmation of the first giving of the notebook.  So, too, is our dependence on the Lord a continuous act—an ongoing dependence/surrender to his power and love. 
(Green, 1500 Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, 2000, p.101)

Father, we want to be people who lean not unto our own understanding but acknowledge you in all our ways—realizing you will direct our path.  Help us see that the most valuable things this world has to offer are worthless compared to the blessings you have in store for those who surrender to you. 
The remnant of Israel are those who have come to trust in the Lord. What can we learn from the example of the Israelites who were the remnant that were saved by the Lord?

Why do we sometimes hesitate to depend on God?
How will you depend on God?
What areas of your life will you surrender?

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