Feb 19, 2019
Isaiah is living in the midst of a time period when the people of Judah are facing the eminent judgment of God. They have spent years living in open rebellion against God, proving to be unfaithful to Him and living lives marked by ungodliness. Now, Isaiah has warned them that God is going to punish them for their years of stubborn disobedience to His will and persistent resistance to His calls that they repent. But at the same time, God has given Isaiah a message of hope to deliver to His rebellious people. And in Isaiah 27:1-13, the prophet will repeatedly speak of “that day” – a future period of time during which God will show unmerited favor toward His people. He will shower on them unprecedented acts of kindness and mercy, restoring them to a right relationship with Himself and fulfilling every promise He has ever made to them. And while they would eventually experience days marked by the judgment of God, they could rest assured that their future will feature the unmerited favor of God. That day, while still distant, is not to be discounted or dismissed. It will happen, because God has said it will.