Thoughts on Isaiah 59

At first I was looking at this passage from the point of view of my current circumstances. I couldn’t see how it was related, until God made me realize the following. Sometimes I get caught up on the little things.

There is injustice in the world, and we are to blame. Whether intentional or not, whether we are actively causing it or passively allowing and therefore contributing to it. This is our iniquity – God’s command is to love Him and to love others. We fail at one, we fail at both. Our iniquity is what separates us from our Holy God. We were helpless. We are still helpless without Jesus. Then God made the way.

The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him. He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭59‬:‭15b-17‬ ESV)

He will bring justice. With it – mercy, grace, forgiveness, reconciliation, hope, joy, victory.

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