Today’s passage: Isaiah 30:18-33
- Because the people of Judah refused to wait on the Lord, the Lord would wait to show them grace…
- …But He will show grace and mercy. And when He does, there will be a people who wait upon Him.
- In your Bible, the “Teacher” in verse 20 is spelled with a capital T. This indicates that God Himself will be the teacher.
- The description of the false idols being destroyed accentuates their cheapness. They aren’t even pure gold or silver. They are merely covered in silver or gold.
- Judah will eventually be free from the threat of Assyria (And all other nations), and they will have no one but God to thank for it.
Questions to consider:
- What do we need before we will begin to wait for God and trust in Him? Why is God alone to be exalted?
- When you feel like you are stuck between a “rock and a hard place,” why is trusting in the Lord and following Him always the right decision?
- How are we also reminded in this passage about what comes of those who reject and oppose God? When the hard decisions we must make involve potentially siding with people who are opposed to God (You are either for Him or against Him. – Matthew 12:30), is there any way to remain neutral?