Dec. 3. Future Blessings in Christ

Is. 66:1-24

Isaiah concluded his prophecies by describing a true worshipper of God. “On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.” He blesses those who humble themselves before Him. There is no place for manmade worship before the Lord.

The prophet looked forward and painted a picture of a child being born without labor. Jerusalem was reborn peacefully as Cyrus allowed the Judean exiles to return from Babylon with his assistance. The birth of the Lord’s church was also peaceful as it was established in Jerusalem on Pentecost after Christ’s resurrection from the dead. However, in both instances, hardships followed.

A future judgment in which all nations and tongues will be judged according to their deeds was depicted by Isaiah. Blessings beyond comprehension will be heaped upon those who obey the Lord. Harsh punishment will come to the disobedient. “…For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”

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