August 17, Reading 2 – Isaiah 65

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SAA Notes

Judgment and salvation are corollaries. They always go hand in hand with each other. Awe and respect are equally necessary in my life as love and joy. Isaiah’s majestic words humble and thrill us.

SJA Notes

* Holy God, please show us how to live, for Your glory.

“But you who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny,”

This is a hard word the Lord.

It is a word against superstition of any kind.

It is a word against believing in luck, random cosmic chance, star signs – Anything that gives sovereignty authority to any entity apart from our Creator God.

Listen to the warning the Lord gives us!

“… I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.”

God does not delight in us following superstition!

What do we have then?

ANSWER when God calls.

LISTEN when He speaks!

Hearken, let us hearken to God’s word.

* Sovereign God,

Thank You for the vision of hope we read here, of Your holy mountain, where there will be no death, no hurt, no win.

Thank You for the hard word You have for us regarding superstitious belief.

Please mark us as a people singular in our devotion to You.

Amen.

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