Today’s chapter comes with everlasting salvation, but we’ve learned before that this comes with a price and even when you pay that price, God sometimes still punishes you. See Job for the perfect example of this.
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth.” – Isaiah 51:1-2
Look to Abraham who was willing and ready to kill his own son? I don’t think so!
“The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins;” – Isaiah 51:3
Ruins that God caused. Let us not forget this very important point.
“But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations.” – Isaiah 51:8
Forever doesn’t really mean forever. It means until you don’t do the right thing or until God just randomly gets pissy again and decides to start a war or kill you.
“Your children have fainted; they lie at every street corner, like antelope caught in a net. They are filled with the wrath of the Lord, with the rebuke of your God.” – Isaiah 51:20
God punishing more children.
Sigh…this is supposed to be yet another chapter in which God is great and will protect all. But the protection God may be providing is only protection needed due to the harm that God has brought himself to this world. This is not a good god.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 52: Untitled