Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he? — Isaiah 2:22

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

God will humble the arrogant. He has a day designated to do this. But, until that day dawns, God’s Kingdom people must live knowing that even the apparently powerful but ungodly will be brought to ruin. We shouldn’t trust in human power; it can evaporate like dew in the morning sunshine. Human power is limited by death. When the breath of a tyrant is gone, so is his power. Once the life of an evil person is over, all that is left is the evil. Our trust must be in Yahweh Sabbaoth, the Lord God of heaven’s armies. Anything else is a dim, small, and distorted reflection of the real thing.

My Prayer…

Abba Father, forgive me for those times that I have relied on my own savvy, my own wits, and my own insight to life. Forgive me for not trusting in your deliverance and for relying on underhanded ways and improper partners. Please cleanse me and create in me a pure heart and an unquenchable passion for you. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.

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