Once again we hear God’s words of comfort to Israel. He reminds them of His sovereignty and His power over His creation and His unique love for Israel.
We don’t know from the context of Isaiah’s words what was the danger Israel was facing. Regardless, her desperate cry reminds God of His faithfulness in the past and His promise for the future.
All of God’s creation was designed to worship Him. The colors of the flowers, the song of the bird, the delicateness of the butterfly and the majesty of the lion, all are testimonies of His glory. Only mankind has the choice of praise, gratitude and worship. Only mankind has the control of his heart and how much he will give to God.
God has promised Israel and to all those who have come to Him through faith in Yeshua, that His salvation and righteousness will never fail. Despite challenges to our families, to our possessions and even to our lives, He will ultimately be victorious.
God chose Israel to be His witness so the nations would know, love and trust Him. To be His witness was not only to bring His Word and His Messiah to the nations, but also to be an example and reflection of His character.
Some people believe that when God issued Israel divorce papers, that it would be forever (Isaiah 50:1). But God never breaks His covenant relationship with Israel. His promise to Jeremiah confirms His everlasting love for Israel and His plans for her future – the restoration of the Land as well as the people.
Josiah was one of the most righteous kings of the Southern Kingdom (Judah). He called the people to repent and return to the Lord. He destroyed all the high places where the people sacrificed to false Gods and committed terrible acts of rebellion.