June 2 – Isaiah 2

We are moving on to chapter 2 this morning. In order to keep this study to thirty days, I’ve had to skip portions of Isaiah. If you have the time and the interest, feel free to read what I skipped in Chapter 1. It’s all good. It was torturesome choosing what to include, let me tell you. I wanted to include it everything!

In this chapter, we get a future look at a world where God is reigning and we also see the stark terror of a world where God is raging. We cannot ever completely understand God of all, King of kings, can we? He is not like us. He is bigger, mightier, wiser and also different from us. He is holy and we are not. He is Spirit. He is three-in-one. He made the stars and galaxies. (Wow.) He is not like us. (I’ve never made a galaxy. Have you?)

But in order to know Him, we read the Bible and the descriptions given there and that is where we start to get a picture of His magnificence, His power, and His grace. It’s a package deal. We can’t just focus on His terrible wrath and judgment or we would never go to Him. We’d hide. We can’t just focus on His deep, eternal love for us, for then we would miss seeing why He needed to save us, and how deeply grateful we ought to be for His patience with us. We’d miss the awe of God. We are lost without Him. We are found, chosen, loved with Him. We need to know both these awesome truths.

In the future, there will come a time of great tribulation as God’s wrath does descend on people who have turned their back on Him and committed atrocities against fellow humans because their consciences were seared. Also, in the future, will come a final day following judgment, when Christ will reign and peace will descend on the world. We will finally be released from “all creation groaning” as Paul puts it in Romans. It’s coming! Let’s rejoice in that, and let’s continue to share the good news that Christ saves sinners like us with all who will listen.

My verse: Isaiah 2:22 “Don’t put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What good are they?”

My response: Heavenly Father, this whole chapter reminds me of the frailty of human life. Mine and others. Help me to look to You, invest in what is eternal, and live for the sure hope of Your coming, everlasting Kingdom. Oh what a day that will be!

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