We finish up the prophet Isaiah and we have to recognize the parallel of his words and the actions and the life of our Savior. In 65 we see the promise of a new heaven and a new earth and verses that are very familiar in vs.19 which is a direct parallel to Revelation 21:4 which give us a celebratory depiction of what earth will look like when Jesus comes back again. There is also the promise to the people of Israel that their name will endure forever.
We then move to the psalms and David asking God to help him watch what he says. Look at vs.3 of Psalm 141 where David asks: “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” What a great way to ask God to help us ensure that what we say aligns with whom we are, a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Finally Proverbs provides us with some wisdom that would be good not to forget. Much of Proverbs, including these chapters, provide a dichotomy between what the righteous person does and what the evil person does, what the wise person does and what the fool does. It goes without saying, but I’m going to say it, that we are called to follow the way of the righteous and the wise.