Isaiah 1-3 Headlines!
Are you encouraged or discouraged when reading today’s news headlines? Imagine being Isaiah and being called to be God’s living “newspaper reporter” to the kingdom of Judah. Isaiah was to report the news just as God revealed it, and he did. God noted that the kingdom had fallen far from the ideal and the God-given right to govern. They were like Sodom and Gomorrah, which God spew out of his mouth, much like He said he would do with the lukewarm church at Laodicea. Yet, in all of this, He revealed to Isaiah that there would be a faithful remnant of believers, which is even true today.
God had a word then, and He has the same word for us today: “Tell the innocent it will go well with them, for they will be rewarded for what they have done.” [Is 3:10]
This is an encouraging word in the midst of the sin-filled world. Be the remnant so you can hear, “well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord.” [Luke 19:17]