Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Saturday, 27 May 2023:
Isaiah 20:2 — …the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
The Lord commanded Isaiah to walk naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush. I suspect most wrote Isaiah off as crazy. What does it take for God to get your attention? As much as God reveals Himself to people, most refuse to see the obvious. Also fascinating is the fact that Isaiah obeyed God and was willing to walk naked for three years. Fortunately, we now live in an age where God speaks through His word and the Holy Spirit and does not demand such actions from us. Rather, the Bible calls us to be clothed in Christ (Galatians 3:26), which should be as obvious to others as Isaiah’s nakedness was to the Egyptians and Cushites.
Psalm 61:8 — So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.
True love for God causes you to praise Him and obey Him.
Worship God, not just in song, ceremony, or sacrifice, but, more importantly, it is shown in humility and fidelity. Worship not just in spirit but in “truth,” in deed.
Decisions without action are lies to God and to self. Integrity comes from follow-through.
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 27 May 2023: Today, decide to follow Christ wholeheartedly so as you walk in clothed in Christ it would be more apparent to others than if you walked naked.