Kurt Nagahiro, Worship and Arts
In Isaiah 63:1-6, God makes it perfectly clear that just as He alone is mighty to save, so He alone can deliver vengeance.
Isaiah 64:1-4–Isaiah wishes that God would come down and do awesome things again, and he confesses the people’s sins. Isaiah acknowledges God as the Heavenly Father: “we are the clay, you are the potter.” Isaiah also sees cities desolate, the beautiful temple burned by fire, and asks if God will come to their aid.
Isaiah 65:1-7–God speaks of the rebellious nation. God however will not destroy all. There will be some remaining to bring forth offspring to inherit the promises. The ones saved will be blessed by the God of truth, and he will put aside his anger and forget the evil of earlier days–a new beginning (Isaiah 65:13-16).
Isaiah 65:17-25–God will create new heavens, and a new earth.
Isaiah 66:1-6–God asserts his sovereignty and purpose.
Isaiah 66:7-14–Through the painful suffering of the nation God will cause a new kingdom to be born.
Isaiah 66:15-24–God speaks of the final things in the distant future, of heaven and hell.
Questions I ask others and myself: How many times have we not put God FIRST in our daily lives? How many times have we not had his Word in front of us which displays his truths and commands? How many times have we gone off the path he has placed us on?
Our God wants us to put him first and to trust in him. We WILL be blessed by following him and his truths.
My prayer for others and myself is this:
I pray I/we put our God first in our lives and to be in his word daily. To go along the path he has placed before us and to make our decisions according to his truths and to always be thankful in all circumstances, even when we do not feel we are being blessed and to ask for guidance through our trials. Amen