Make room for the increase of God’s people

Isaiah Bible Background

10.14.2014 Old Testament: Isa 54.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 53–55 on October 14, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

The Lord reverses the fortunes of those who trust in them, so that although they have nothing, He gives to them abundantly,

“Sing, O barren,
You who have not borne!
Break forth into singing, and cry aloud,
You who have not labored with child!
For more are the children of the desolate
Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;
Do not spare;
Lengthen your cords,
And strengthen your stakes.
For you shall expand to the right and to the left,
And your descendants will inherit the nations,
And make the desolate cities inhabited.”
(Isaiah 54.1–3) 

That is what we want to see. We want to have to enlarge our capacity for holding new people. Lord, make our numbers increase!

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