Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, August 29, 2020

Theme: WHERE COULD SAFETY BE FOUND?

Text: “Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains:  truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.” – Jeremiah 3:23.

Comment: The Prophet Jeremiah was used by God to show that man and man-made efforts to secure peace and safety without Him (God Almighty), would be in vain. The prophet further added: “The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken:  lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?” – Jeremiah 8:9.

Trust in science and technology, international diplomacy, nuclear or conventional weapons, man-made organizations/societies, academic or philosophical theories and so on, cannot give peace and safety to man. Only God can! Isaiah the prophet stated: “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many;  and in horsemen, because they are very strong;  but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!…Now the Egyptians are men, and not God;  and their horses flesh, and not spirit…As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it;  and passing over he will preserve it.” – Isaiah 31:1-5. See also Psalm 60:11,12.

It is an indisputable fact that it is ONLY God Almighty Who will give peace and safety to mankind especially those who have His accurate knowledge and worship Him in spirit and truth in His Holy organization by His grace. – Psalm 91:1-3; Isaiah 45:22; Philippians 4:6,7.