February 6, 2019: Day 67 – Isaiah 63

I have to stop for a while at vs.1, the end of it where it reads: "It is I, announcing vindication, mighty to save."  If you keep reading in the chapter you know that the salvation that is described is not a spiritual one.  It is a salvation at the right arm of almighty God as He lifted it with his sword to physically defeat His adversaries.  You read a lot about garments trampled in blood.  If you read vs.6 you don't get an image of a loving God.  It is actually quite gruesome.   But Isaiah rebounds from vs.6 with a very powerful vs.7 where he recounts the blessings of the Lord.  It is almost as if all the warring and madness from the previous verses didn't exist.  Vs. 7 is really one of the most powerful that we have read in the entire book of Isaiah.   If you then go from vs.10 on you see another reversal where the disobedience of the people of God is recounted.  There are so many twists and turns in this chapter that it is hard to keep it straight.
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