Daily Devotion – December 1, 2018

Isaiah 54:4-8

Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

 

All the shame connected with enslavement in Egypt, which occurred when the nation was young, and the captivity in Babylon, which occurred when they were established as a nation, shall be forgotten because Jehovah will bring Israel back into fellowship with Himself. The captivity expressed God’s momentary wrath and the restoration will demonstrate His great compassion and everlasting kindness.

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