Isaiah 48:17   Thought/Prayer:  Leading and Profit.  Topics:  2 at end.

“Thus said the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD your God which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that you should go.”  (AKJV)  Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)

In this passage, the word “which” means God, while Who is a pronoun more familiar to us nowadays.  So what does God do for His children here on Earth?  He teaches us how to be profitable; He leads us where we should go.

We’re thinking of the ways in which God leads us.  And if we combine teaching and leading, although maybe in a somewhat different manner than usual, we might say that it is God’s leading that helps us profit.  Maybe this is in material goods or money; maybe not.  God’s leading us to profit may be physical in nature . . . or spiritual.  Can be both!

The point here is, as we are considering how God “leadeth” us as in the old hymn, He Leadeth Me, this is another instance of His leadership.  Yes, we all want to “profit,” and if most of us are honest, we really do like profiting materially.  What we need, however, is to ask God to help us with the spiritual aspects of profit.  Yes, God can certainly bless those who have money or goods, property and such.  And in the Bible, there are wealthy folks who contribute to the Christian walk.  Joseph of Arimathea was a wealthy man (Matthew 27:57).  He is the man who was given the body of Jesus, laying Him in his own new tomb. 

When God leads us “by the way that you should go,” we will be walking with Him into whatever profits He has in mind for us.

Lord, what we ask is this:  That however You lead us to profit in life on Earth, that we will rejoice in it, knowing that it is by Your hand that we are led.  And hopefully, as we stand for the sanctity of created life, we will profit in the harvest of lives saved, either from abortion or early, needless death.

Topics:  Thank God for His guiding hand, and pray to rejoice in the victories He brings in our life, as we are led by His hand.
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