Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Our Redeemer—the LORD of hosts

Isa 47:4  Our Redeemer—the LORD of hosts is his name— is the Holy One of Israel.
Isa 47:5  Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.
Isa 47:6  I was angry with my people; I profaned my heritage; I gave them into your hand; you showed them no mercy; on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.
Isa 47:7  You said, "I shall be mistress forever," so that you did not lay these things to heart or remember their end.
Isa 47:8  Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children":

It seems that all the world hates Israel and would destroy her if they could. The LORD protects her and those who love the LORD. When Israel sinned by worshipping other gods, the LORD had the Chaldeans take his people into their lands. This was a just judgment, but the Chaldeans grew proud and promoted evil against His people. God would rescue Israel from out of the heathen places. He would allow them to return to their homeland. Some were more comfortable in Babylon and did not return.

The Lord is calling his people out of Babylon, out of a nation that has turned from God and has embraced things that God hates. Be careful people of a wicked nation who you call hate people. If God hates something, you need to listen and repent. We are to love what God loves and not to touch the unclean things. Come out, people of God and seek him with all of your heart.

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