Monday, November 09, 2009

A King, A Man, A Hiding Place Isaiah 32

Isaiah 32:1-2 "Behold a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."

Sounds like Jesus to me. He will be king. For now, he is our hiding place in a troubled world. He was called the Son of man while here as well as God with us. This chapter starts with the mystery that we now know to be the coming of Jesus as a virgin bringing salvation to us all.

It goes on to tell of the trouble that is to come and ends in hope.

v10 "Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women; for the vintage shall fall, the gathering shall not come."

We are still dealing with the judgment or chastisement of Israel. Remember Isaiah is going around telling the nation of things to come. The women are accustomed to plenty and of the harvest coming on time, as are the men. These verses tell them that there is coming a time when things will not be so.

v13 "Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city."

I noticed in this verse that the Lord still calls Israel 'my people'. He is not deserting them, only chastening them to bring them back to Him. He is by no means disowning them.

This verse tells of the time after.

v18 "And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;"

So, Isaiah tells them, trouble is just ahead but beyond that there is salvation.

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