July 13, 2012

195 - Jerusalem's future greatness

Kathleen's thoughts

Isaiah 58: 1-14, 59: 1-21, 60: 1-22, 61: 1-11

  • True worship
  • Reward for keeping the Sabbath
  • The people's sins condemned.
  • The people's confession.
  • The coming of Christ.
  • Jerusalem's future glory
  • All nations to honour God's people
  • God's favour and mercy
  • Good news of deliverance.
58: 13. If you turn away your foot from (travelling unduly on) the Sabbath, from doing your own pleasure on My holy day and call the Sabbath a delight, the Holy day of the Lord Honourable, and honour Him and it not going your own way or seeking or finding your own pleasure or speaking with your own (idle) words.
I can remember as a young girl my parents went to church then home and would not even knit, sew. It was spent quietly. Some homes did their cooking on the Saturday and ate the Sunday. Interesting what we do today. Malls are open and it's just another day.

60: 19. The sun shall no more be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you, but the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory and your beauty.
20. Your sun shall no more go down nor shall your moon withdraw itself for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

Chapter 61 is a beautiful chapter it encourages you beyond measure.

3 To grant to those who mourn in Zion. to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning , the garment of praise instead of a heavy burdened, and failing spirit that they may be called oaks of righteousness the planting of the Lord , that He may be glorified.

6. But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; people will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You shall  eat the wealth of the nations and the glory  shall be yours.

7. Instead of your shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonour and reproach shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double (what they had forfeited) everlasting joy shall be theirs.

10. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation. He has covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Blessings and love to you

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