Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Do not fear, or be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? You are my witnesses! Is there any god besides me? There is no other rock; I know not one.” vs. 8

Isaiah 44:6-8

One thing that made Israel different from other peoples and nations was the bold assertion that there was no other god besides the Lord, not even one. We who are Israel’s faith descendants continue to make that claim, even though we may disagree about the nature of our one God. However much we might debate about God’s origins or spatial positioning or power, no one who believes in God seriously doubts that God is one. In fact, most of us would gladly agree that God is our rock, maybe even the “rock of ages.” That solid belief is one that unifies us with a wide variety of people, even those of other faiths. We can agree together that God is the stabilizing force of the universe, the ever-present sustainer of life, and the ground of all being. Occasionally we can even come together to celebrate that unifying faith, and in the process put aside all those things which divide us. Unfortunately, those moments are usually driven by great disasters, times when death and destruction ravage our cities and countries. It seems only then that we call upon our common God for support and help. How wonderful it will be when all nations and peoples are bound together in perfect unity–all the time!

Thought for the Day: How often have I worshiped with people of other faiths?


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