Jan 7, 2019
Judgment was coming. God had made that perfectly clear. And yet, in Isaiah 4:1-6, God also lets the people of Judah know that His favor was also coming. Yes, it would be preceded by their fall at the hands of the Babylonians. But there was a day coming when God would restore His people. He would show them His favor, even though it was totally undeserved and unmerited. But one of the truly amazing things about the book of Isaiah is that much of what God has promised the people of Judah has yet to happen. There is an aspect in which His promise has been partially fulfilled, but there is a far greater, far more substantial aspect to His promise that lies in the future, still awaiting fulfillment. But, because of what we know God did 70 years after the people of Judah were exiled to Babylon as captives, we can trust that His yet-unfulfilled promises will come to fruition. He will do what He has said He will do. He returned them to the land once, and He will do it again, showering them with His divine favor.