May 1, 2019
When God made the universe and all it contains, He repeatedly stated, “It is good.” At each phase of the creative process, He deemed all that He created as worthy of His seal of approval. That included the sun, moon, planets and stars, as well as all the plants and animals. And the crowning achievement of His creation was man, whom He made in His own image. All was good. All was unblemished and without any kind of flaw. Then, sin entered the scene, and everything changed. The sin of Adam and Eve put mankind and the rest of God’s creation under a curse. And it has been that way ever since. But the day is coming when God will make all things new, and in Isaiah 65:17-25, God presents a picture of what that marvelous day will look like. God is going to redeem and restore His wayward people, but He is also going to remake the heavens and the earth. He is even going to create a new and much-improved city of Jerusalem, where He and His Son will dwell among men. It will be a place marked by perfect righteousness and complete sinlessness.