Today’s passage: Isaiah 54
- The grace of God and the life He gives eternally to His people will remove all reason for shame and reproach from the past.
- The “covenant of peace” in verse 10 is also referred to as the Covenant of Grace or as the New Covenant. This is the covenant purchased by the blood of Jesus. It has already been sealed and it can never be annulled (Verse 9).
- In the Kingdom, there will be those who fight against Israel and against God, but they will never succeed.
Questions to consider:
- On what basis is Israel’s (And our) past sins removed? Why will we be free from our guilt and reproach? (Verse 5)
- The precious stones sound nice and all, but what other promises in this chapter are there that are of far greater value?
- What do verses 16-17 teach us about God’s sovereignty and authority? Is there anyone who is truly out from under His rule (Even if they desire to be or don’t even believe He exists)?