Isaiah 65-66 B

In this last section, My servants are the Redeemed people of God, and not only Israelites.

“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me. I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’ to a nation which did not call on My name.” (65:1)

These chapters describe the new heavens and new earth, and the LORD’s glory among us forever. The original reader would have wondered at the fruition of these days. The main promise to claim was that the LORD would enact justice for Himself on the earth, unable to be derailed by hypocrisy or rebellion, and make Jerusalem a place of joy once again. He will deal with sin and He will establish His kingdom in justice.

As a Gentile, 66:18-20 excites me. Foreigners declaring His glory among the nations! This sets us up nicely for our next book: Acts. Tomorrow we will read about the Day of Pentecost and I want us to remember this promise.

Let us never forget the supreme glory of the LORD, and His power to bring salvation to mankind. In Israel’s darkest hour, the prophet Isaiah declared to his fellow man the omnipotence and omniscience of the LORD, who is God with no savior besides Him.

“My eyes have seen the King.” He said, back in chapter six. Seeing Him, and beholding His glory, changed the way He saw everything else.

As we continue to live in this Kingdom, which has come, but is not yet fully realized, let’s continue claiming the promise that God will enact justice on the earth; bringing joy and redemption with Him. Let us press on to know Him and see Him for ourselves, and let us thank Him for revealing Himself to us before we knew how to look.


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