“So It Will Stand”

The LORD Almighty has sworn,
“Surely, as I have planned, so it will be,
and as I have purposed, so it will stand.” – Isaiah 14:24 (NIV)

Continuing on in Isaiah this afternoon at lunch, I stopped for a while at this verse and jotted it down in my notebook. In chapters 13 and 14, God is announcing his judgment on Babylon and Assyria. The rulers there are made aware that everyone, no matter how powerful, eventually goes down to the grave or “Sheol”…and no matter what their own individual “plans” are. Although there are many great warnings given in these chapters, I look at this verse and become hopeful. We can be assured that no matter how badly or mangled our own plans seem to get sometimes, we have God’s plan for us to build our foundation on. His plan stands no matter what.

Something to be reminded of today.

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