Isaiah 33

Isaiah 33 gives us a great picture of our Lord.  Isaiah reminds us that while he is destroyer to many, He is gracious to His own.  And we have the opportunity to begin our day with Him.  “Be our arm every morning, our salvation in time of trouble”.  God is not just on standby to come to our aid when we are in trouble.  Sure, He is there when we cry out in situations we cannot deal with, but He also is there every morning.  Do you begin your day with Him?  Do you acknowledge Him when you rise up?  And end your day with Him when you lie down?  He is our arm.  He is our Savior.

Isaiah goes on to remind us that He is to be exalted.  “The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure”.  He is not only a God of salvation, but also of justice and righteousness.  He is consistent and true.  He never changes or moves.  Scripture elsewhere reminds us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He is the stability of our day.

We can trust Him as the Rock of our lives.  We can cling to Him and know He will never move.  In Him is abundance.  Scripture says an abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge.  God has no limits.  He is the source of all things. He never runs dry. How do we gain access to all that God is?  The fear of the Lord is our ticket. Having the relationship right – where God is God and we are mere man.  When we put Him on the throne and remember that we are His creation created for His purpose – that is when we can access all that He is and has done.

But there are some expectations.  “For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king; he will save us”.  We will stand before Him and give account.  He is the judge.  He is the ruler.  He wrote the Book on law.  So we need to pay attention to His requirements.  But at the same time as He is the judge, He also is the King and Savior.  And He has made a way for us to overcome the sin which will lead to judgment.  He sent Jesus to the Cross to atone for our sin and cover us when we stand before His judgment seat.  All we need is a relationship with Him to be able to be set free.  Do you have that relationship?

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