“And He shall be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.” Isaiah 33:6
Today, I need to plant my feet on something solid. I need to be sure of something and someone. I need to know that my feet won’t slip and what’s under me won’t shift.
Isaiah reveals that three building blocks make up my spiritual foundation.
- Salvation ~ Though I was saved from eternal condemnation when I became God’s daughter, I am delivered from other things every day. This very moment, if I turn to Abba, I can be saved from the temptation to sin, to self-condemn, to feel insecure and fearful, to indulge in self-pity, and to cave in to any other threat that would steal my sense of belovedness and peace.
- Wisdom ~ My life can’t be navigated successfully without it. Abba is my storehouse of wisdom. When shall I speak? When is silence more prudent? What is my defense? Which way shall I turn at the next fork in the road? At the very foundation of my spirit, I know that Wisdom is a Person and He is not stingy with instruction.
- Knowledge ~ Knowledge is information. For any who love to learn and expand their mind, God is the most brilliant instructor! While a spiritual journey is, most importantly, a journey of the heart, it is not exclusively emotional and soulful. My mind is also engaged. Spiritual transformation starts cognitively with knowledge and with my choice to believe that the final authority for Truth begins and ends with God.
God is the solid foundation for our times, offering us salvation, wisdom, and knowledge as cornerstones. His offer of salvation supports the weight of our trials. His offer of wisdom supports the weight of our fears. His love, daily poured out, supports the weight of our distrust.
I won’t be afraid of today, Father. Everywhere I choose to go, you give me sure footing. I can’t help but live successfully. Amen