Isaiah 57 Part 2–The Restorative Father

Throughout the book, Isaiah has focused on three clear messages for God.  Israel’s Behavior will be addressed.  Israel’s enemies will be destroyed, and Israel will be redeemed and returned.   In this passage, God reaffirms his commitment to the restoration of His own.  He makes no apology for their fall nor does he regret his allowing them to face the consequence of their walking away from Him for other Gods.  Still, at the end of the day, God loves his chosen.  

Isaiah, shares God’s heart in this section.  Like any parent it still breaks the heart of God to see the trajectory of the people of Israel.  They tipped their hats to God but share their hearts with the idols of the area.  Baal, Molech and other idols lived on the shelves of many people.  God still reminded them that if they would simply forsake the idols and return to Him, He would return them , redeem them, and restore their prominence. 

Still both then and now, God will not share His throne.  He remains the creator and master of the universe.  He offers forgiveness and eternal life for all that will walk with him, not with those that ignore Him.  We must not think we can live as we wish and still expect the blessing of God.  He will not allow us to compromise his truth for our rebellion.  He will forgive us, he will still restore us, if we do follow him –God will bless us and prepare us for eternity.  We need to simply trust and follow God.  If we will, He will, like any father, He will bless us!

God Bless You


And it will be said:

“Build up, build up, prepare the road!
    Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”
15 For this is what the high and exalted One says—
    he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
    but also, with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
    and to revive the heart of the contrite.
16 I will not accuse them forever,
    nor will I always be angry,
for then they would faint away because of me—
    the very people I have created.
17 I was enraged by their sinful greed;
    I punished them, and hid my face in anger,
    yet they kept on in their willful ways.
18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;
    I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,
19     creating praise on their lips.
Peace, peace, to those far and near,”
    says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”
20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
    which cannot rest,
    whose waves cast up mire and mud.
21 “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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