Pondering the Word – Isaiah
The F260 Plan took us through the book of Isaiah very fast. There was much that we did not read. Even so, what we did read gave us a feel for what the book was about. While much of the book talks about coming judgement there is also much about the coming Messiah and the coming hope of a new heaven and earth. Isaiah’s book is a prophecy of promise – some of the promises are hard to hear and some provoke joy and anticipation.
Here are a few choice verses that caught my attention this week. I will let them speak for themselves.
52:12 – “…for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
53:6 – “We all, like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
65:17-19 – “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
66:2 – “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”