Insights on Today's Reading
Isaiah 64 - A prayer is prayed that God would show Himself and make His name known among His adversaries. A familiar New Testament passage, 1 Corinthians 2:9, is quoted from verse 4. God does work on behalf of His own! But, people need to see that their own righteousness is never acceptable to God, verse 6. Isaiah says that no one "stirs himself up to take hold of You." That is a challenge to all who claim to know the Lord: take hold of Him!
Isaiah 65 - God still has an issue with those He has reached out to for centuries. People have found Him who weren't even seeking Him, but those who should have sought after Him have turned against Him, verse 2,3. But God will one day create new heavens and earth, verse 17, and His own will rejoice in what He creates, verse 18. The Millennial conditions are spoken of in verses 19 through 25.
Isaiah 66 - God speaks of Heaven as His throne, but He does take notice of those who are contrite and tremble at His word, verse 2, 5. All who love Jerusalem are called to rejoice with her, verse 10. God gives a final word of promise to all who follow Him, verses 22-24. "All flesh shall come to worship before Me" is God's promise!
As you have come to the end of your reading of Isaiah, I hope you have found it rich in devotional thoughts and will come back to this book again and again. Not only does it speak of our God in a grand and majestic manner, it also points God's people to look to their God as a loving and gracious Savior.
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