Daily Devotion – November 30, 2018

Isaiah 54:1-3

Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.


It is not a coincidence that chapter 54 should begin with the word “Sing!” Coming immediately after the 53rd chapter with its presentation of Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and exaltation, no word could be more appropriate. The first verse contrasts Israel in captivity, barren and desolate, with the restored and redeemed nation, prolific and rejoicing.

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