Isaiah 20:1-2 – 20 In the year that Tartan[a] came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it, 2 at the same time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
There is a reality show on TV called, “Naked and Afraid”. The concept is that they put 2 strangers (1 female and 1 male) together in a remote jungle to survive together for 21 days. Here is the catch — they are not given any resources and they are not allowed to wear clothes. I imagine that surviving for 21 days is difficult enough; having to do that naked must make the process even more difficult. Did you know that the Lord asks us to come before Him “naked and afraid” each day?
Today’s passage tells us, “Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet.” Each day, the Lord wants us to come before Him “bare”. Not necessarily naked, but exposing every part of our hearts and souls to Him, not hiding anything from Him. In other words, He wants us to give Him everything and allow Him into every area of our lives. In other words, “naked and barefoot”. Allow the Lord to cloth you with His righteousness, His grace, His mercy and His love each day so that you may complete the tasks He has placed in front of you.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!