Monday, 27 January 2020
Isaiah 8:12 Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread.
Starting the detail of the Lord's message to Isaiah, we have two key points about the message of the kingdom of God. Firstly, it is not a conspiracy. God does everything out in the open; there are no smoke and mirros, no men in dark coats, no whispered half-conversations or 'secret' knowledge. Everything is in clear text and fully published - the Bible is the most published book in the whole world! Do not go around looking for conspiracies - men plotting secretly among themselves to subvert the course of justice - God says, no matter what the people around you may say. As Yeshua said:
John 8:3 You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Secondly, we are not to fear what the world fears. We are not to be afraid of unemployment, of being run over by a bus, of not being able to afford the latest film or have the latest technical gadget. We are not to be concerned about having a partner for the night or whether we'll get a square meal tomorrow. Yeshua told the disciples:
Matthew 6:31-33 Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
That seems pretty clear. God will provide, so we don't waste precious time and emotional resources worrying about them.