When God’s people return to Him

Isaiah Bible Background

10.04.2016 – Old Testament: Isa 29.22–24

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 29–30 on October 4, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

What would Abraham and Jacob think of Israel when the nation turned to idols? Abraham and Jacob, Isaac too, would never have done such a thing, nor does the biblical record indicate that they were even tempted by idolatry, but you cannot say the same about their descendants. Nevertheless, those people are truly God’s people and so He leaves the door open, and later generations eventually turn to Him,

Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:
“Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
Nor shall his face now grow pale;
But when he sees his children,
The work of My hands, in his midst,
They will hallow My name,
And hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
And fear the God of Israel.
These also who erred in spirit will come to understanding,
And those who complained will learn doctrine.”
(Isaiah 29.22–24) 

I know not of anything that brings God greater happiness than for His children to return to Him. What is the message of the Bible? Is it not that God seeks His children and persuades them to come back to Him?


  • Have you ever fallen away?
  • If so, what brought you back to the Lord?

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