This is the last great chapter of Isaiah. What sort of religion does God esteem? Religion where we are humble and contrite in spirit – where we are doers of what Jesus has said as well as hearers. Our behaviour is to mirror our profession of faith.
What does God want from us?
As we read through His word, day by day, He tells us.
From this passage we see a very clear call for what the Lord wants from us.
“But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”
Do we tremble at God’s word?
It’s a question that we shouldn’t shrug off.
And it’s born out in the importance that we give to the Lord and His word.
Are we making time for God’s word? Is it important to us? Do we hold it up as truth, are we zealous for it?
Let’s be encouraged to dwell on these things, to be humble folk, contrite in spirit.
* Gracious Father,
Please put within us a contrite spirit, a humble heart and mind.
And please, may we be a people who trembles at Your word.