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Read Isaiah 43:1-7

Tuesday

Read Isaiah 43:1-7

43 Israel, the Lord who created you says,

   “Do not be afraid—I will save you.
   I have called you by name—you are mine.
2 When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you;
   your troubles will not overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you will not be burned;
   the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
   the holy God of Israel, who saves you.
I will give up Egypt to set you free;
   I will give up Ethiopia[a] and Seba.
4 I will give up whole nations to save your life,
   because you are precious to me
   and because I love you and give you honor.
5 Do not be afraid—I am with you!

“From the distant east and the farthest west
   I will bring your people home.
6 I will tell the north to let them go
   and the south not to hold them back.
Let my people return from distant lands,
   from every part of the world.
7 They are my own people,
   and I created them to bring me glory.”

Footnotes:
Isaiah 43:3 Hebrew Cush: Cush is the ancient name of the extensive territory south of the First Cataract of the Nile River. This region was called Ethiopia in Graeco-Roman times, and included within its borders most of modern Sudan and some of present-day Ethiopia (Abyssinia).
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

Do you truly believe that God longs to protect you and bless you?  Why do you doubt his love for you?

Pray

Listen to God who calls you by name and says to you:
“Do not be afraid—I will save you.
   I have called you by name—you are mine.
2 When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you;
   your troubles will not overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you will not be burned;
   the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
   the holy God of Israel, who saves you.
Isaiah 43:1-3


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