How the Lord blesses His afflicted people

Isaiah Bible Background

10.14.2017 – Old Testament: Isa 54.11–15

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 53–55 on October 14, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The Lord knows how His people suffer, but if they remain with Him, He will do magnificent things for them,

“O you afflicted one,
Tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems,
And lay your foundations with sapphires.
I will make your pinnacles of rubies,
Your gates of crystal,
And all your walls of precious stones.
All your children shall be taught by the LORD,
And great shall be the peace of your children.
In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me.
Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.”
(Isaiah 54.11–15) 

What affliction do you suffer? The Lord knows about it. Be patient. You will see Him do wonders, but probably not things that you expect.

Questions:

  • Do you feel like giving up?
  • Can you think of any people in the Bible who wanted to give up?

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