Salvation Belongs to our God! Bible Journey Day 12

Bible Journey – Day 12

Salvation Belongs to our God!

Isaiah 24-33


The LORD who commands armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain.

At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine —

tender meat and choicest wine. On this mountain he will swallow up

the shroud that is over all the peoples,

the woven covering that is over all the nations; he will swallow up death permanently.

The sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from every face,

and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.

Indeed, the LORD has announced it! At that time they will say,

“Look, here is our God!

We waited for him and he delivered us.

Here is the LORD! We waited for him.

Let’s rejoice and celebrate his deliverance!”

(Isa 25:6-9 NET.)


I don’t really have any commentary for this. It’s just too wonderful to waste my words on. If you must have something, here are a few things that stick out for me:

  • God parties with old wine.
  • God parties with his people.
  • God’s battle is with death, and when it’s gone? Oh WOW how awesome our life will be!

In HIS love,

nick

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About Nick Gill

orphan-poet-adoptee-soldier-prodigal-servant-husband- counselor-desperate seeker after my Father's face "I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death, or is it that they fear the joy of life?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Posted on 8 October, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I can’t get it out of my head what Patrick Mead said one time — don’t hold him accountable if I mis-paraphrase him! But anyway, he said that there’s a chance we might still feel sorrow in heaven, God has promised only to “wipe away” our tears, not that we won’t have them. It’s given me plenty to think about, anyway.

    Wonder what all the vegetarians will do with the meat at the party.

    That is a beautiful passage!

  2. I think I remember hearing that lesson from Patrick, and it makes more sense of who we really are. I don’t *want* to be someone who could live forever and not be sad about someone I loved who chose an evil path. If we’re to truly hate the sin, but love the sinner, how can we not have moments of grief when remembering lost loved ones?

  3. LOL vegetarians 🙂 I guess that ought to put a nail in the “Jesus Was A Vegan” movement, huh???

    What I love most about these passages is how gritty and tactile they are — they’re not all romantic and ethereal, but REAL.

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