Daily Devotion – November 10, 2018

Isaiah 51:17-20

Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out. There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up. These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee? Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

 

God bids Jerusalem to wake after her dark night of suffering when none of her sons could guide her, when she was devastated by famine and sword, when her men lay helpless like an exhausted antelope caught in a net.

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