Trust in the Lord, the Rock of Ages

Isaiah-26--4

The verse for October 6, 2014 is taken from Isaiah 26:4:

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

To more fully appreciate what the verse reveals about trust, take a look at the preceding verse, a familiar reference that speaks about the individual who trusts in God:

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

The two verses are rendered this way in the Amplified Bible:

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

Earlier this year, I posted a blog entry entitled Learning to trust God: Five songs of trust. The focal point was Isaiah 26:3 and other related verses dealing with trust along with five accompanying songs. The final song of trust was written and performed by Gary Oliver: “I will trust in you.” In actuality the lyrics refer to Isaiah 26:4, the Verse of the Day, that reinforces the comforting and reassuring message expressed in Isaiah 26:3 which promises that God will keep us in a state of perfect peace as we trust him. As a result, we should trust in the Lord God forever, for He is the everlasting Rock of Ages.

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