God’s people, Israel, have been in captivity for years and anxiously await the day when they will return to be able to worship God in the way prescribed for them, in the way that they loved. Many prayers went up from the children of Israel and much weeping as well. However, there is hope for them for God is faithful to His people and fulfills His promises to them. Despite their captivity, the Israelites still trusted in God. Isaiah 33 is a prophecy to the people that God will execute judgment, salvation and deliverance. The following poem of confidence describes the trust the Israelites had in God:
Look on Zion, the city of our appointed festivals!
Your eyes will see Jerusalem,
a quiet habitation, an immovable tent,
whose stakes will never be pulled up,
and none of whose ropes will be broken.
But there the Lord in majesty will be for us
a place of broad rivers and streams,
where no galley with oars can go,
nor stately ship can pass.
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our ruler,
the Lord is our king; he will save us. (Isaiah 33:20-22)
Let’s have confidence in the salvation that comes from God and trust Him to fulfill His promise to us to save us.
The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 All rights reserved.