permanently right

July 2015 (5)Isaiah 54:14-17

14 “You will be set permanently right, keeping far from oppression, because you will not fear it, and from terror, because it will not come near you. 15 If someone does attack, it will not be from me; whoever attacks you will fall because of you. 16 Watch! I myself have created a craftsman who is bellowing on the coal fire, and who is producing a weapon for his work; and I myself have created the destroyer to destroy. 17 Every weapon formed against you will not be successful, and you will declare guilty every tongue rising against you in judgment. This is the legacy of the servants of Yahveh, and their justice will come from me,” – a declaration of Yahveh.

permanently right

The LORD had promised a restoration to his permanent love, and permanent peace. But that peace would be from the strength and value of the people’s new foundation, not because they would never again be in conflict. No, attacks will come to the new covenant community, but those attacks would fail, because of the permanent rightness (righteousness) of the people of God. There would be weapons aimed at these righteous people, but God has created a way to win against each of those weapons. For each opponent, God has created a destroyer. For each argument in court, God has devised a counter-argument which declares the adversary guilty. There will be justice, and that justice will come from God.

LORD, inspire us with the confidence that comes from being set permanently right by your grace.


About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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