January 27, 2015

Today you should read: Isaiah 62

Give God No Rest …

This is one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible. God’s promises in this chapter bring me deep, soul-satisfying joy. God is promising that the mourning of His people will be turned into deep joy in Him. We see things like:

• Isaiah’s deep love for God’s people
• Isaiah’s deep prayer for God’s people
• Isaiah’s wish for God’s people to burn bright!
• The promise of the Lord delighting in His people and His people delighting in Him
• God’s people being renamed to “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God.”
• The picture of God rejoicing over His people like the bridegroom over His bride.
• The picture of the path being made for God’s people to return!
• The savior rescuing His people and bringing with Him the gifts of His victory, which are His people!!
This stuff is incredible. Especially in that it is speaking to the current situation as well as what is to come for God’s people through Jesus!!

Today’s “Walk-a-Way”

On top of all of these truths, Isaiah speaks, perhaps, the most incredible truth about prayer in the entire Bible. In verses 6 – 9 Isaiah speaks of the Lord posting watchmen on the walls. He is speaking of “prophetic guardians” who were watching for God’s movement and praying for Him to fulfill His promises. But what it says next is incredible. God says, “Give me no rest.” In verses 6b-7, we read,
“Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.
Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work,
until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth.”

Through Isaiah, God says to His people, “Pray. And continue to pray. Give me no rest. Keep asking me. Over and over. Until I fulfill my promises to my people.” That’s incredible. And through this, my encouragement to you is to pray. Give God no rest. Because He has great things planned, to draw all people to Himself.”

Watch and listen to this “Sermon Jam” of Matt Chandler. Towards the end he quotes this verse, and it is powerful. I hope it spurs you on towards unceasing prayer.

Posted by: Sam Cirrincione

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

4 thoughts on “January 27, 2015”

  1. 2 The nations will see your righteousness.
    World leaders will be blinded by your glory.

    This verse really spoke to me today. One great day the Lord will return, Jerusalem will be restored, and leaders all over the world will be blinded by your glory! Today Israel is surrounded by enemies and terrorism is a constant threat. What a glorious day it will be when the Prince of Peace returns and claims His children!

  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder. It is so easy to get discouraged by world events these days, but we know the end of the story and it is a great one! We should not watch the news and fret and worry, but be on our knees praying to our Father!

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