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November 14, 2018

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Reading along with us in Isaiah & 2 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

Isaiah 59 (ESV)

Behold, the Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,
    or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;
but your iniquities have made a separation
    between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you
    so that he does not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood
    and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies;
    your tongue mutters wickedness.
No one enters suit justly;
    no one goes to law honestly;
they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies,
    they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity..
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  1. The arm of the Lord is not too short to save, but the question is do we want to be saved? God makes it clear here that our sins separate us from Him. He cannot have fellowship with it. Now for those who believe in Christ, our relationship with God is secure, but our fellowship with God is dependent on our following Him. The Israelites here are committing all kinds of evil. It is first described by God and then in verse 9 it is described by them. And they recognize their lost condition, looking for light but only finding darkness. They admit their sins are many and they are far from God, but they don’t seem to want to do anything about it. Therefore God is forced to be harsh and put on the garment of vengeance.

    He desires to be different, but we determine the kind of God He will be to us and what aspect of His character will be expressed towards us. We are the only ones who can stop God’s will in our lives. Let’s learn for the Israelites’ poor example and embrace the will of God for our lives.

  2. Amen!!!!
    then his own arm brought him salvation,
    and his righteousness upheld him.
    17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
    and a helmet of salvation on his head;
    he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
    and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.
    18 According to their deeds, so will he repay,
    wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies;
    to the coastlands he will render repayment.
    19 So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west,
    and his glory from the rising of the sun;
    for he will come like a rushing stream,
    which the wind of the Lord drives.
    20 “And a Redeemer will come to Zion,
    to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord.

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