DAY 23


DATE: 1/23/2013


Good Morning!  My name is Denny Smith III and I was asked to give you a devotional thought from the book of Isaiah, chapters 6 and 59.



6:8  And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us?  Then said I, Here am I; send me.




Isaiah 6

In this life-changing passage, Isaiah saw the Lord.  It was already a trying time in the country.  King Uzziah had died.  The country was very possibly in turmoil.  Many people’s lives seemed out of control.  But during this uneasy time, the ultimate king became visible to Isaiah.  Isaiah saw the Lord seated on a throne in heaven.  Angels were seen flying in the throne room.  Their proclamation was Holy, Holy, Holy.  In the midst of this, Isaiah looks at his own life in comparison to that of the Lord’s and he realizes how sinful he is.  When Isaiah deals with his sin, God speaks to him about surrendering himself to the Lord.  Isaiah decided he would do whatever God wanted him to do.  The task God had for Isaiah was not an easy one.  Isaiah had an unusual task:  he would help hide the truth from people that had long rejected God.


Isaiah 59

The Lord desires to bring Israel to Himself when they cry out to Him.  But the sin of Israel brought a barrier between God and them.  Sin then brings destruction in every area of life.  There is nothing good that results, only evil.  All hope is lost.  The Lord intercedes on behalf of Israel.  He figuratively arms Himself for battle.  He defeats the enemy.  People will fear the Lord.  The Lord will protect those that turn to God and repent of their sin.  God’s people were to not forget His words.


These two passages show how seriously God takes sin in our lives.  Sin will separate me from fellowship with God, leaving me to a path of darkness.  Because of Christ’s death on the cross, when we trust Christ as Savior, He gives us a new life.  But we still battle the flesh.  Even as a believer if I do not daily arm myself with the spiritual armor, I will have destruction in my life.  But when I deal with my sin and surrender to God, God has an amazing mission for my life.




Isaiah surrendered his life to the Lord.  That means the Lord has control.  Since He knows what is best for me, this is the best place to be in life – right in the middle of God’s Will.


Thank you for being a part of the Route 66 Bible Reading Challenge.  Thanks for reading, and you have a blessed day!


In Christ,


Denny Smith III


 WHEN YOU GOT SAVED:  The age of 9


FAMILY:  I have an amazing wife, Heather, and two precious children, Landon and Lanissa




HOBBIES:  Basketball