Jul. 15. Songs to God

Is. 26:1-27:13

There are numerous occasions in which God’s children sang praises to Him. Many of those events were upon their deliverance from some type of affliction or oppression. Isaiah composed this song of joy for those who had been rescued from the lofty city of the enemy. Various lands and cities were synonymous with sin. God, through His city/kingdom/church would appoint salvation to all who would obey, both Jews and Gentiles. Sin’s lofty city would be destroyed and leveled. “The way of the just is uprightness…” However, even if grace is “shown to the wicked, Yet he will not learn righteousness…” The sins that man commits will eventually be uncovered and brought to justice.

God often compared His people to a vineyard. No one would be allowed to completely hinder the care of His vineyard. They would eventually prosper as red wine that would be produced. Even God’s enemies would be accepted if they made peace with Him by turning from their evil ways. As Isaiah prophesied regarding the Babylonian captivity of Judah, he also saw a time when God would bring His scattered people back to Jerusalem. The future King was destined to emerge from that people.