Perspectives from Above: A Devotional

Perspectives from Above: A Devotional
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I will not yield my glory to another.
-Isaiah 48:11

Today’s Scripture & Insight:
Isaiah 48:5–11, 17

When Peter Welch was a young boy in the 1970s, using a metal detector was only a hobby. But since 1990, he’s been leading people from around the world on metal-detecting excursions. They’ve made thousands of discoveries—swords, ancient jewelry, coins. Using “Google Earth,” a computer program based on satellite imagery, they look for patterns in the landscape on farmland in the United Kingdom. It shows them where roads, buildings, and other structures may have been centuries ago. Peter says, “To have a perspective from above opens a whole new world.”

God’s people in Isaiah’s day needed “a perspective from above.” They prided themselves on being His people yet were disobedient and refused to give up their idols. God had another perspective. Despite their rebellion, He would rescue them from captivity to Babylon. Why? “For my own sake, . . . I will not yield my glory to another” (Isaiah 48:11). God’s perspective from above is that life is for His glory and purpose—not ours. Our attention is to be given to Him and His plans and to pointing others to praise Him too.

Having God’s glory as our own life’s perspective opens a whole new world. Only He knows what we will discover about Him and what He has for us. God will teach us what is good for us and lead us along the paths we should follow (v. 17).

By: Anne Cetas

This is very sad. I have seen this in many people. Claiming they are children of God but enjoys to sin and idolizes different things. I know that to sin is human nature, but it still pains me seeing people doing wrong things and take pride in it. I hope and pray that they see the right path to the Lord God.