Scripture:   Isaiah   (NIV) 8:9   Raise the war cry, you nations, and be shattered!  Listen all you distant lands.  Prepare for battle, and be shattered!  Prepare for battle, and be shattered!
10   Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.   

Observation:   The prophet, Isaiah, was speaking to the enemies of God’s people.  They could wage war, but they would be “shattered.”  They could make their plans but they would be “thwarted.”  They could talk big, but their words would “not stand.”  Why?  Because God was with His people!   If anyone should be afraid, it is the enemies of God.

Application:  When I am walking with my God, I need not fear what man can do to me.  I do not have to worry about what people are planning or saying.  If there is anyone I should fear it is God!   When I am with Him, I have nothing to fear. 

Prayer:   Lord, when I fear man, I am giving to man what I should only be giving to you.  You are greater than all who oppose me AND you are with me!   Amen 

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!