ECWA FOOD FOR THE DAY - Thursday 6th May, 2021

TOPIC: THE CERTAINTY OF GOD'S PROMISE TEXT: ISAIAH 7: 10 - 17 God created man and knows his innermost thoughts. Yesterday, we read about how King Ahaz's fear was transferred to his people. Do we have similar leaders in Nigeria today? God continued to assure Ahaz about His promises to Judah by telling him to ask for a 'sign' (vs 11). But, still doubting, he pretended to be holy or humble by saying, "I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test." Perhaps the King was not certain about God's promise to deal with his enemies but didn't want to show it. Notwithstanding, God gave him the 'sign' of virgin birth and what would happen within the short life of the Child (called Immanuel) regarding God's promise to deliver Judah from his enemies. Like Ahaz, some believers put their trust in themselves, other persons or powers they see physically rather than having faith in God and His words.

QUESTION Are God's words in the Bible enough to assure you about the certainty of His promises to you or are you seeking other means of confirmation? PRAYER Oh Lord, may the certainty of Your words be enough for my daily walk with You, in Jesus name, Amen.