Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bonus Reading, Isaiah

Joy in God's Salvation   

Today's reading is another prophecy of God gathering those in exile and restoring them to their captured lands.  It begins with words spoken to the lands of Zion themselves, preparing them for the return of God's people.  Then it imagines the first messengers who will arrive in those lands, heralding the salvation of God's people.  For while many had counted God's people as totally defeated, God will yet show them to be worthy of honor (and worthy of the title, "God's people").

Read Isaiah 52:1-15  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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