Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:7
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Reflections: Affliction and oppression are indicators of poor treatment. People will, of course, fight against such tendencies. It is astounding to learn from Isaiah’s prophecies that Jesus would suffer oppression and affliction yet would not object. Isaiah’s statement makes it apparent that Jesus’s submission to God’s will will be the cause of this. Hebrews 10:7-9 provides additional evidence for this. What God intends for you to do is referred to as His will. Similar to Jesus, God’s will for how you respond to circumstances may not be what you anticipate, yet it will ultimately turn out to be a benefit. Knowing and adhering to God’s will for your life in the midst of turmoil is what matters most in life. It leads to being blessed! Be obedient to His will.
Prayer: Oh Lord, Let my actions in life be influenced by your will.
Confession: My actions in life are motivated by the will of God.