Week 29   Day 7

 

The fruit of justice is peace 

            the effects of righteousness

            are rest and security

Seek justice

            not for yourself

but for the oppressed

the fatherless and the widows.

 


Isaiah tells us to learn to do good 

Teaching is important because  

            to walk in the ways of God

            you must first learn the ways of God 

Then don't be hardhearted

            but pliable

            ready to obey

            and practice it.

 

 

Isaiah had a vision of a wonderful road

for the troubled

           scattered

           suffering

           children of God

Isaiah was an Easter person

           long before

           Jesus' lifetime 

He said

     a light has dawned 

     a son is born

He said

     the desert will bloom 

     the blind will see

     and everyone will sing

These things had not yet happened

            but he spoke of them

            as if it already was reality

Trust God and someday

            it will come to pass.



                     ADVERSITY IS AN EYE-OPENER
     Your doom is not sealed; you can still choose life.
                                   Isaiah 30, 33 & 35

 

     19The people who dwell in Zion shall weep no more.

He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry;

When He hears it, He will answer you.

20And though the Lord gives you

The bread of adversity and the water of affliction,

21Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,

"This is the way, walk in it,"

Whenever you turn to the right hand or to the left.

     22You will also defile the covering of your images of silver.

You will throw them away as an unclean thing.

15He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly,

He who despises the gain of oppressions,

Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes,

Who stops his ears from bloodshed, and his eyes from evil:

16He will dwell on high; his defense will be the fortress of rocks;

Bread will be given him, his water will be sure.

     1The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them

And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;

2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, with joy and singing.

They shall see the glory of the Lord, the excellency of our God.

     3Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.

4Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear!

Behold, your God will come and save you."

     5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,

And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6The lame shall leap like a deer; the tongue of the dumb sing.

Water shall burst forth in the wilderness; streams in the desert.

7The parched ground shall become a pool,

And the thirsty land springs of water;

In the habitation of jackals, where each lay,

There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

     8A highway shall be there, and a road,

And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.

The unclean shall not pass over it.

Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.

9No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast;

But the redeemed shall walk there.

10They shall return and come to Zion with singing,

With everlasting joy on their heads; 

And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

         This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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