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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Apr 19, 2019

Chapter 59 of Isaiah is full of strong words of condemnation against the people of Judah and they come from the lips of Isaiah himself. Deeming himself the spokesperson for the entire nation, Isaiah confesses their corporate guilt and places all the responsibility for God’s judgment of them squarely on their own shoulders. Their predicament was of their own making. They deserved all that God was doing and He was righteous and just in all His actions. But in verses 16-21, there is an interesting twist that takes place. While the people of Judah had refused to extend justice to one another and had failed to help the oppressed in their midst, the God of the universe was going to show them justice and provide them release from their oppressors. He would do what they had refused to do. And He would do it even though they were undeserving of it. The two little words, “God will…” reveal so much about God’s character. They wouldn’t, but He would. And the fulfillment of that promise lies yet unfulfilled. But no need to worry, because, as Isaiah said, “God will.”