7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to
be praised,according to all the LORD has done for us—yes, the many
good things he has done for Israel,according to his compassion and many
kindnesses.8 He said, “Surely they are my people, children who will be
true to me”;and so he became their Savior.9 In all their distress he too was
distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them.In his love and mercy
he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.So he turned and became
their enemy and he himself fought against them.11 Then his people recalled
the days of old, the days of Moses and hispeople—where is he who
brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock?Where is
he who set his Holy Spirit among them,12 who sent his glorious arm of
power to be at Moses’ right hand,who divided the waters before them, to
gain for himself everlasting renown,13 who led them through the depths?
Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble;14 like cattle that go
down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD.This is
how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
1. Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
2. Isaiah emphasizes the faithfulness of God against Israel’s unfaithfulness.
Even though people cannot attain righteousness on their
own, God makes it available to them through the work of His Servant.
3. What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage? What is your emotion as you read this
word or phrase? How is that related to your current situation? What
does God tell you to do?
4. What is the “exodus event” that you fondly recall in your life when
it was clear that God was working in you? How do you feel now
when times of spiritual emptiness occur? Will you recall the past to
5. Talk with God about your present struggles and listen to his response.
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.