October 8 Read Micah 4
After prophesying in chapter three about the terrible judgment that was going to come upon the wicked, corrupt leaders of the nation, here Micah shifts his focus to the glorious kingdom that will be established for God’s people when Jesus comes again. In this glorious kingdom, everyone will know the ways of the Lord and walk in them. God will destroy all of their enemies so that they can dwell in peace and prosperity. “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid” (v. 4).
In contrast to the kingdom of heaven, the world that we live in is plagued with fear, poverty, conflict, and ignorance. It is difficult to find a news story that doesn’t contain some or all of these features. Earthly kings and politicians may promise freedom from all these things, but they are not able to deliver on their promises. But God always fulfills his promises. In his eternal kingdom fear, poverty, conflict, and ignorance will not exist. What a wonderful hope that someday “we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.” (v. 5)
Sing or pray Psalter #136
October 9 Read Micah 5
The message of Micah 5 comes to a nation who is under siege and without hope. But where does their hope come from? It comes from the humble village of Bethlehem. “Though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel” (v. 2). In this humble village, a baby would be born that would be our Shepherd-King and bring peace to God’s people (v. 5) and vengeance upon God’s enemies (v. 15).
Do you ever feel like you are weak and insignificant or “little among the thousands”? Like you couldn’t ever do anything to help the kingdom of God? The Lord is most glorified by using people who feel inadequate in themselves to serve his purposes. He chooses the lowly so that we cannot take pride in our own abilities, but rather give all the glory to him. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (1 Cor. 1:27).
Sing our pray Psalter #107
October 10 Read Micah 6
When confronted with their sin against God, the people of Israel offer up everything that they can think of: animals, large sacrifices, and even their firstborn sons. But none of these things can satisfy God’s divine justice. His answer through the prophet Micah in verse 8 is clear. “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” What he requires of us is not some type of payment or sacrifice, but rather thankful obedience because Christ has already paid for our sins.
Jesus refers to Micah 6:8 when he is addressing the hypocrisy of the Pharisees in Matthew 23:23. And it is an admonition that we need to hear too. No matter how seemingly impressive it may be, God is not pleased by empty religious rituals and worship that attempts to cover up a life of disobedience to God’s commands and a heart that is only focused on service of self. Pray with David the words of Psalm 139:23–24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Sing or pray Psalter #384
October 11 Read Micah 7
If we pause to contemplate our sinfulness and the ease with which we get swept away by sin, it can fill us with feelings of hopelessness. We certainly do not deserve God’s mercy and forgiveness. The only way that we can receive this mercy and forgiveness is through Christ. But we can be comforted by the fact that God does not forgive us because of anything that we do, but because of a reason within himself.
Who is like Jehovah? He is merciful by nature. This is difficult for us to imagine because we by nature are not merciful. We hold grudges and seek revenge on people who hurt us. But God glorifies himself by showing infinite mercy to His people. Micah 7:18 says, “he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.” And Ephesians 2:4 reminds us that God is “rich in mercy.” He not only delights in showing mercy to his people, but he also has the power to deliver them from their sin and misery.
Sing or pray Psalter #280
October 12 Read 2 Chronicles 28
Ahaz’s father, Jotham, was one of the godly kings of Judah. We read in 2 Chronicles 27 about how “he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord” (v. 2). But Ahaz is very different from his righteous father. He worshipped Baal, sacrificed to other gods in the high places, trusted in Assyria for help instead of God, and destroyed the vessels of the temple. He even sacrificed his own sons to Molech. How could such an unfaithful son come from a faithful, godly father?
The answer to this question lies in the fact that parents cannot save their children any more than they can save themselves. Only God is able to work salvation. Parents should most definitely teach their children about God to the best of their ability, but there is no promise in the Bible that if you make sure your children know this and that, they are guaranteed to become a Christian. This should not lead parents to discouragement, but rather relief. The responsibility of your child’s salvation does not rest on your shoulders, but in the hands of your heavenly Father.
Sing or pray Psalter #89
October 13 Read 2 Kings 16
In this chapter we read about Ahaz going to Damascus to meet with the king of Assyria, whom he has recently pledged his allegiance to. While he was in Damascus, he sees an altar that catches his eye. So he sends the dimensions of the altar to Urijah the priest and tells him to build it in the temple. This was in direct violation of God’s specific instructions about how he was to be worshipped.
Like Ahaz, we may be tempted to integrate worldly practices into the way that we worship or live. One example that comes to mind is the way we celebrate holidays. Do we go to church to commemorate the birth of Christ and then go home and open gifts from “Santa?” Do we celebrate after church on Easter Sunday with an egg hunt? What kind of message does this send to our children and to the unbelieving world around us? “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom. 12:1)
Sing our pray Psalter #366
October 14 Read 2 Kings 17
In 2 Kings 17 we read about the nation of Israel being carried away into captivity by the Assyrians. They had rejected God, so he gave them over to their sin. Israel had become like the gods they worshipped. They “followed vanity, and became vain” (v. 15). The idea of vanity is nothingness. The people were serving gods that weren’t real, so they became nothing.
What do you worship? We all worship something. Who or what we trust in is the object of our worship. What we worship demands our time and attention. What we worship determines how we spend our money. What we worship shapes our actions and impacts our emotions. And just like Israel, we will resemble what we worship. Are you being conformed to the image of Christ or “into an image made like to corruptible man” (Rom. 1:23)?
Sing our pray Psalter #266
October 15 Read Isaiah 13
Isaiah prophesied during a time of great material prosperity in the land of Judah. As a result of this prosperity, the nation had become less conscious of their dependence on God and declined spiritually. Idol worship was rampant, and the people of the Lord were living just like the world around them. Does this sound familiar? We are also living in what seems like the day of man. There is unprecedented progress in science, medicine, and technology, accompanied by great wealth, but also great spiritual apostasy.
Babylon represents the day of man, the “glory of kingdoms” (v. 19). But to Babylon and also to God’s people comes the message of judgment in Isaiah 13, “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh” (v. 9). Isaiah predicts the actual fall of Babylon to the Medes and also foreshadows the judgment of God on all nations when Christ comes again. To the church, the day of the Lord is not a threat but a promise. “For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel” (Isa. 14:1).
Sing or pray Psalter #59
October 16 Read Isaiah 14
Isaiah 14 speaks about the fall of the literal king of Babylon, and also prophesies of the fall of the king of spiritual Babylon, Satan. We may sometimes think that Satan is the counterpart of God. But this is giving him too much power. If he had an opposite, it would probably be one of the higher ranking angels like Michael. God is sovereign over Satan. He is in control of Satan’s every move, and everything that Satan does serves his eternal purpose.
Satan will not be the ruler of hell, and seemingly important people who go there will not have any higher status. They will all face the same punishment. Picture all the great and terrible leaders that have died throughout history and how weak they are now, despite how much power they had while they were on this earth. When Satan is ultimately defeated and joins them in hell, they will say “Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us?” (v. 10).What an amazing comfort this is to those who are oppressed by earthly rulers and who face the daily attacks of Satan! Ultimately even he will confess that Jesus is Lord.
Sing or pray Psalter #5
October 17 Read Isaiah 15 & 16
These two chapters of Isaiah prophesy judgment upon the nation of Moab specifically. But in the midst of this judgment and call for repentance, the Lord also gives Moab an important calling. “Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler” (16:4). And this calling is extended to all the other nations throughout history as well. Wherever God’s people are facing persecution, those around them are obligated to provide refuge and assistance.
God’s people are precious to him, and he hates those who oppress them. In Zechariah 2:8 we read, “For thus saith the Lord of hosts…he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” Those who do not provide refuge for the people of God reveal themselves to be enemies of God. But those who by grace choose to suffer with God’s people will be rewarded with eternal life. As we get nearer to the end of the world and face increasing persecution, pray for the courage to suffer with God’s people and not let the fear of man keep you from doing what is right.
Sing or pray Psalter #323
October 18 Read Isaiah 17
Israel had made an alliance with Syria against Assyria instead of trusting in God to save them. Therefore the message of judgment to Damascus in Isaiah 17 comes to them as well. “Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength…In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow…but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow” (vv. 10, 11). Since they were trusting in their own strength, God was going to destroy all of their efforts.
Forgetting God can be very easy. We get caught up in our daily tasks; work, school, relationships, and God gets put on the back burner. Prayer doesn’t seem as important as doing laundry. Spending time in the word doesn’t seem as important as getting to bed on time. We start to rely on ourselves and think that God is not involved in our day-to-day life. Sometimes it is not until we experience a season of suffering that our focus is brought back to the Lord and his constant care of us. How can you keep God in the forefront of your mind today?
Sing or pray Psalter #214
October 19 Read Isaiah 18 & 19
The nation of Egypt took great pride in its wise men. Therefore, as part of his judgment on the nation prophesied in Isaiah 19, all the wise men of Egypt were made fools. God was reminding the people that he is the source of all wisdom. “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding” (Prov. 2:6). He gives it, and he can take it away again.
Like Egypt, we too can be tempted to find security in our own wisdom. This wisdom may not be in the form of wise counselors, but rather the internet. Having unlimited access to tons of information on every topic imaginable right in our pocket can make us think that we are experts on everything and able to figure out any problem on our own. We should be careful to keep earthly wisdom in its proper place and put our trust only in the one who is the source of all wisdom.
Sing or pray Psalter #71
October 20 Read Isaiah 20
Many other nations had counted on Egypt and Ethiopia to help them fight against the Assyrians. But now Isaiah prophesies that “they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory” (v. 5). God was going to judge both of these mighty nations by giving them over to the Assyrians. After Egypt and Ethiopia are taken captive by Assyria, the other nations are afraid. They wonder “how shall we escape?” (v. 6)
But God’s people have no reason to despair because they have a greater power than Egypt and Ethiopia on their side. In contrast to the fears that plague those who trust in man, we read in Jeremiah 17:7–8, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”
Sing or pray Psalter #162
October 21 Read Isaiah 21
During the time of Isaiah, it was common to have watchmen posted on the wall of the city to function as lookouts. They would warn the city if enemies were approaching during the night. Isaiah is the watchman in this chapter, and night symbolizes God’s wrath and judgment. The morning symbolizes deliverance from this judgment through Jesus Christ. The people ask, “When will the night be over?” and Isaiah answers “The morning cometh, and also the night” (v. 12). What he means is that only in Jerusalem (the church) will morning come. The rest of the world will continue to exist in darkness. For the reprobate, morning will never come.
If we seek the morning, we will only find it in repentance and separating ourselves from the world. We cannot be in the darkness and in the light at the same time. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9).
Sing or pray Psalter #207
October 22 Read Isaiah 22
Judah had an outward reformation under Hezekiah, but for most of the people, there was no humility or true repentance. Shebna represents this underlying pride and wickedness of Judah. Shebna was an officer in the court of Hezekiah that was consumed with his own image and station on this earth instead of the service of God. He was deceitful and ambitious and even had a sepulcher made for himself that would be a monument to his self-proclaimed greatness. The Lord saw Shebna’s wickedness and sent Isaiah to proclaim judgment on him. Shebna would lose his position in the household and be replaced by a faithful servant of the Lord, Eliakim.
One only has to scroll through Instagram to find numerous examples of people who are consumed with their own image. Are you one of these people? If we aren’t mindful of our pride, our social media accounts can very easily become like Shebna’s sepulcher—monuments to our own greatness. Take a moment for self-examination. Are you living for the kingdom of God, or for your own glory?
Sing or pray Psalter #403
October 23 Read Isaiah 23
The geographical location and harbor of the nation of Tyre made it a well-known center of commerce. It was a city of merchants, and as a result, the pride of the people was in their money. But God laid it all to waste. The judgment of Tyre serves as an important reminder that our material possessions are gifts from God, and he can easily take them away at any time.
Are money and possessions too high on your priority list? Do they take your attention away from the service of God’s kingdom? Do you make decisions based solely on finances instead of seeking God’s will for your life? Remember the words of Jesus in Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Sing or pray Psalter #31
October 24 Read Isaiah 24
In the past ten chapters of Isaiah, we have read prophesies of judgment against almost all of the neighbors of Israel. But now Isaiah broadens it out to declare judgment on the whole world as well. Did the thought ever come to your mind while reading these chapters that all this judgment seems a bit harsh? What are the grounds for all this destruction?
“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant” (v. 5). God made a covenant with the whole human race in Adam, and transgressing the law of God is a breach of that covenant. Not only does the entire human race deserve eternal punishment, but the actual earth is defiled from sin as well. In the day of judgment, the earth will be destroyed, and God will make a new heaven and earth for his chosen people to dwell in.
Sing or pray Psalter #139
October 25 Read Isaiah 25
It is easy to get discouraged in our life on this earth. There are mass shootings and other great tragedies. We may face illnesses or the death of those we love. And everyone has their own personal struggles of mind and body. There are so many reasons to cry! But even in the midst of all this, we can look up and find hope in the promise of heaven. In heaven we will never have to suffer death or pain or sadness again. “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces” (v. 8). Belgic Confession, Article 37 says that in heaven God’s elect people will “possess such a glory as never entered into the heart of man to conceive.” What a comfort it is to God’s people that this earth is not our eternal home!
Sing or pray Psalter #305
October 26 Read Isaiah 26
This world is filled with people who have no peace. They run as fast as they can from one distraction to another. They chase the promises of the next adrenaline high, the next emotional high, the most fun party ever, the best job, the newest drug, or any number of other things. But they never find the satisfaction that they are looking for because they are searching in the wrong place. Philippians 3:19 describes this kind of people as those “whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.”
In contrast to these restless wanderers, Isaiah 26:3 promises, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” It is only when we trust in the Lord and keep our mind on heavenly things that we will have true peace. This perfect peace is far better than the short-lived peace provided by temporary earthly distractions.
Sing or pray Psalter #76
October 27 Read Isaiah 27
Isaiah 27 paints the picture of God’s people as a “vineyard of red wine.” The Lord keeps this vineyard with great care. He waters, protects, and guards them constantly. In such an environment, the vines are sure to bear fruit. The fruit is the evidence of God’s gracious work in the vineyard of his church. The fruit of the vines bears witness to him and brings him glory. Lord’s Day 24 of the Heidelberg Catechism states it like this, “It is impossible that those who are implanted into Christ by a true faith should not bring forth fruits of faithfulness.”
If we believe that salvation is all of grace and not works, we may be tempted to ask the question, do we really have to do good works? But the question should actually be—how can we not? “He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).
Sing or pray Psalter #218
October 28 Read 2 Kings 18
At this time the king of Assyria sends a representative (the Rabshakeh) to the city of Jerusalem in order to get the people to turn against Hezekiah and surrender to the Assyrian army. It is interesting to note that the tactics of the Rabshakeh are very similar to the same schemes that Satan has been using throughout history, beginning with his temptation of Eve by means of the serpent in the Garden of Eden. He speaks in a language that we can understand. He makes us aware of our weaknesses and glorifies the power of God’s enemies. He makes us doubt God and his promises. And he makes sin look extremely appealing.
Take a few moments to think about these timeless strategies of Satan and try to identify ways that he may be using them against you in your own life. “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11). Pray that God will give you the strength to resist the lies and deception of the devil.
Sing or pray Psalter #103
October 29 Read 2 Chronicles 29
From the very beginning of Hezekiah’s reign, we see evidence of the great zeal he has for the Lord. He wastes no time in opening the doors of the temple and beginning repairs. His main focus as a new king was the spiritual (not political) state of the kingdom. He gives an inspiring speech to the priests and Levites, commanding them not to be negligent in their duties. The cleansing of the temple was completed in only 16 days. Hezekiah’s excitement was shown by the fact that he rose early on the day when he could finally go to the house of the Lord again. And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced that God had enabled them to get this all done so quickly. Is zeal for the Lord evident in your life as well?
Sing or pray Psalter # 350
October 30 Read 2 Chronicles 30
The Lord had instituted the Passover feast as a way for the people of Israel to remember their redemption from the land of Egypt (Ex. 12:14) and to pass this memory on to their children (Ex. 12:25–27). It is for these same reasons that we celebrate the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament, except that we remember Christ’s death on the cross to save his people from their sins.
Why was it so important for Hezekiah to reinstate the Passover feast? It was a sign that the people were remembering God and what he had done for them. Israel’s main sin was forgetting God and not trusting in his promises. Just like Israel, we are also prone to forgetting God and what he has done for us. What a blessing that God has instituted sacraments such as baptism and the Lord’s Supper to strengthen our faith and serve as visible reminders of our salvation!
Sing or pray Psalter #277
October 31 Read 2 Chronicles 31
When Hezekiah reorganized the priests and reinstated worship in the temple, “he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the Lord” (v. 4). He wanted to make sure that the priests were provided for financially so that they were able to focus on studying the law of God and teaching it to the people.
We also should be concerned about providing for the physical and financial needs of our pastors. It is the calling of the church to take care of the pastor and his family so that he can focus on preaching the word and caring for the congregation’s spiritual needs. Articles 11 and 12 of the Church Order speak to this when they say that ministers of the word are not allowed to have a “secular vocation” and that the consistory “shall also be bound to provide for the proper support of its ministers.”
Sing or pray Psalter #133
November 1 Read Psalm 48
Psalm 48 is a song about the glory of Zion, the city of God. It is described as “beautiful for situation” (v. 2). What made Zion so beautiful wasn’t the physical architecture or actual elevation, but the fact that God was there. When the people were dwelling in Zion and living in close fellowship with God, they were protected and guided by his hand. They had no reason to fear their enemies.
In the New Testament, we experience the glories of Zion even more fully through Jesus Christ. “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell” (Col. 1:19). And we also look forward to someday dwelling in the New Jerusalem that is described in Revelation 21. I would encourage you to take the time today to read verses 22–27 especially and compare them to Psalm 48.
Sing or pray Psalter #134
November 2 Read Hosea 1
The book of Hosea tells a shocking story. God commanded Hosea to marry a known prostitute? And Hosea remained faithful to her and loved her throughout their entire marriage, even though she was repeatedly unfaithful? But the events of Hosea’s life were divinely inspired to emphasize just how shocking Israel’s unfaithfulness to God was. When Israel began to seek out the gods of the nations around them, this was a betrayal of God. And we also are unfaithful to God when we trust in something or someone other than him.
Author Ed Welch puts the sin of unfaithfulness in perspective with this example from his book, What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: “It’s like being married and then adding a second wife or husband just in case the first one doesn’t satisfy all your needs. You can say that you love your first spouse, and you might even believe that, but your first spouse won’t. Your first spouse knows your actions are an outright rejection and betrayal. You renounce your first spouse by taking another” (p. 45).
Sing or pray Psalter #124
November 3 Read Hosea 2
In the society that we live in today, divorce is very common. Statistics say that about half of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce. In stark contrast to that, we read the promise of God in Hosea 2:19–20 to his bride, the church. “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.” His bride has been repeatedly unfaithful and committed adultery countless times. I think everyone would agree that divorce would be a legitimate choice on his part. But God does not divorce. Instead, he says, “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant” (Ezek. 16:60). We should not take God’s incredible faithfulness for granted, but rather in thankfulness strive to walk a new and godly life.
Sing or pray Psalter #377
November 4 Read Hosea 3
When two people begin a relationship together, it is usually because they find something attractive about each other. It could be physical characteristics, or a pleasant personality, or shared interests. But this does not seem to be the case for Hosea. We read that when Hosea sought out Gomer she was already an adulteress. And just like Gomer, there was no beauty or value in us that attracted God’s love. God chose us to be his people, from eternity, even though he knew all of the sins that we would commit in our lifetime.
“…having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Eph. 1:5–6). The good pleasure of God is the only cause of our election. And this good pleasure of God is not just random feelings, but perfect decisions, because God is infinitely wise and omniscient. In his wisdom, he chose you for his glorification.
Sing or pray Psalter #7
November 5 Read Hosea 4
The dire, spiritual situation of the nation of Israel is described at the beginning of Hosea 4, “there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out” (vv. 1–2). The people of Israel were no longer showing any restraint against sin. Everyone did what they thought was right in their own mind. And because of their actions judgment is promised, “I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings” (v. 9).
Our culture today preaches this same message. “Do whatever makes you happy.” “You are the only one that matters.” “Make your own rules.” Everyone is encouraged to choose their own gender or sexual orientation, and they can even decide to kill an unborn baby if they did not get pregnant at a time that is convenient for their happiness. No matter how “normal” the world around us may make this seem, be assured that these sins are abominations to God. If we reject God’s rules for our life, he will reject us (v. 6).
Sing or pray Psalter #12
November 6 Read Hosea 5
Hosea 5:10 pronounces judgment on the leaders of Judah for being “like them that remove the bound.” On first reading, this can be a difficult verse to understand. After doing some further investigation I found out that the word “bound” refers to something like an ancient landmark. The idea is that God had set boundaries upon his people in the Old Testament by giving them the Ten Commandments, civil, and ceremonial laws, but the leaders of Judah were changing or setting aside these laws to serve their own selfish purposes.
God has also given us boundaries so that we know how best to live as created human beings on this earth. These boundaries are the Ten Commandments. And sin is when we choose to live outside of those boundaries. When we think that we need to go outside the boundaries of God’s law to find happiness and satisfaction, we have been deceived just like our first parents Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden. Following God’s commands is the only way to be truly happy.
Sing or pray Psalter #41
November 7 Read Hosea 6
Hosea 6 is a call for the nation to repent. “Come, and let us return to the LORD” (v. 1). An essential part of this repentance is described in verse 3, “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord”. This phrase is a bit confusing, but the idea is that of pursuing the knowledge of God. If you remember from the previous chapters of Hosea, one of the main sins of the nation was that they did not know the Lord.
The only way that we know the way of salvation is through the knowledge of God. This knowledge is found in the Holy Scriptures. Have you made time to read the Bible today? Hebrews 11:6 assures us that when we pursue the Lord, he will reveal himself to us. “He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Sing or pray Psalter #62