a molded missionary
16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy.
EXTRA READING: RE-VISIT ISAIAH 54
Consider Reflect on the first verse. Now consider what it means to be an instrument.__________________________________________________________________________________
Focus Israel throughout time has turned away from God and turned back, time after time. The Lord says in vs. 8 “But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you.” This is not just words for Israel, they are for us as well. Like an instrument, we are molded and made worthy to fulfill the work God has poured out before us. He knows how the “spoiler” can tempt us. What does it say about the “spoiler”?____________________________________________________________________________________He created the spoiler and He will destroy the spoiler. But God refines us. Like blowing on coals in a fire, He molds us and makes us into His instrument. We are His missionaries to fulfill His purpose.
Ask Ask God to forgive you for any unfaithfulness in your life that may be hindering your work for the Lord. Ask Him to blow the coals into your life and to spark a fire to consume your life to serve Him.
“Every Christian is a missionary or they are an imposture.” C.S. lewis
Which one are you?________________________________________________________________________________________