Walking In Gods Ways - Isaiah 64 to 68      

Walking In Gods Ways - Isaiah 64 to 68      

In answer to their prayer that God would arise and again act in their behalf, God responds. As we finish our reading of Isaiah, we note yet again that people are divided into two basic groups: those who walk with God and those who don’t. 

       13     Therefore, thus says the Lord God,

“Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry.

Behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty.

Behold, My servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.

       14     “Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,

But you will cry out with a heavy heart,

And you will wail with a broken spirit.   (Isa. 65:13-14)

They had refused to serve God:

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts

Isaiah 65:12 I will destine you for the sword, And all of you will bow down to the slaughter. Because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not hear. And you did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight.”

Isaiah 66:4      So I will choose their punishments And will bring on them what they dread. Because I called, but no one answered; I spoke, but they did not listen. And they did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight.”

Thus, God promises a new situation for His beleaguered people: a ‘new heaven and earth’. Such would take place with the coming of the Messiah. There would be a new covenant. God would be their God and they would again be God’s people. There will be the new Jerusalem. In this Jerusalem there would be rejoicing and gladness. People from ALL nations would come to acknowledge and worship the LORD. 

Jesus has come and offered salvation unto all nations (Matt. 28:18-19, Acts 10:34-35). God is yet calling and people are still refusing to listen. God’s word is still dividing between those who choose to walk in God’s ways and those who choose to walk in their own ways. God’s ways still bring joy, blessing, and fellowship with God. Man’s ways continue to bring death and separation from God. Broad is the way that leads to destruction. Narrow is the way that leads to life and it leads to God through Jesus. Jesus is the way, truth, and life. Are you walking in the light of His word? 

Hugh DeLong