Daily Devotion – March 27, 2018

Isaiah 14:1-2

For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

 

The LORD, in His mercy, will restore Israel to their own land. Gentile nations will assist in the return and live peacefully with God’s people. Israel’s former overlords will be her servants. Jacob and the house of Israel represent the Jews in captivity in Babylon. The Lord’s choosing them means His delivering them from the country of captivity and settling them back in their own land. Those strangers who clung to the house of Jacob are the proselytes from Babylon. The people that bring them to their place would consist of the favorable backing of Cyrus and others who helped the Jews in their return.

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