Read:

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. Isaiah 50:4 ESV

Reflect:

What we read here in Isaiah 50 is a beautiful servant song.  It is the third of 4 songs, and what we are given is as a beautiful picture of obedience. We see the servant acknowledging God for the gift of his knowledgeable speech. What we observe is that the servant doesn’t gloat on his knowledge, but he is very careful with the use of it. The more the servant grows, the more he uses his learnings to help those who are in need.

We are in a season of hate as we speak sisters, and so many of us are tired. We are confused, we are angry, and we are broken. Isaiah gives us a message of hope here in this passage, that if we continue to seek God, and listen to Him, we will not only find refreshment for ourselves, but we will be able to share truth and rest with those who direly need it.

Our values are being attacked, and obedience is difficult, but God never said it would be easy. Jesus tells us just the opposite in John 16:33. To stay faithful and obedient, we need to seek God with a vigor we have never had before. Through the Holy Spirit, we need to, as the servant shows us by example, awaken our ears to hear as those who are taught. Purse Him sisters, bury yourselves in His word, bathe yourselves in prayer, and speak the words of knowledge to those around you. The time is now, let’s get ready.

Prayer:

Thank you, God, for the gift of knowledge and the power that comes with it. Help us to have a holy awareness of those who are tired, who are hurting and who need you. Help me to seek you interrupted, morning by morning.  I love you Lord. In your Precious Name, I pray, Amen.

Your Turn:

Do you seek God with no interruptions morning by morning?

Is there someone God has placed on your heart that is weary?

Lets take the time to pray for our fellow readers, and sisters in Christ this week.