Monday, September 7, 2015

Bonus Reading, Isaiah

An Ending and a Promise   

Today's reading is a precursor to the more famous prophecy of Revelation.  Here, following the promise of God justly punishing the chosen people for their repeated unfaithfulness and rebellion, God offers a vision of a restored Jerusalem.  After those who have sinned are punished, God will restore a remnant among "new heavens and a new earth."  In the new Jerusalem, there will be peace and prosperity for all of the faithful.  (This vision will be expanded in the final chapters of Revelation.)

Read Isaiah 65:1-25  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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