Backwards, upside down days…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Isaiah 29:15-24

 Ah, you who hide deep from the LORD your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”   You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?  Is it not yet a very little while until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?

In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.  The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.For the ruthless s  hall come to nothing and the scoffer cease, and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off,  who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right.  Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: “Jacob shall no more be ashamed, no more shall his face grow pale.   For when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in his midst, they will sanctify my name; they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.   And those who go astray in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction.”

Right always triumphs over evil.  We are assured of that.  And those who cannot hear will begin to hear.  Those who question and complain will be changed.  Understanding will come.  In Christ all this is so.  For the believer, the promise of joy in the Lord is good.  Christ’s blood covers us and the Holy Spirit grants wisdom and understanding.  This is now!

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