My church is going through the book of Isaiah. I’m learning more than I could’ve ever realized through this in-depth approach to studying the Bible.
If you are a Christian, you no doubt have trusted in salvation through Jesus Christ. The truth is familiar to church-going people who have confessed that they are a sinner in need of forgiveness from the only true God. Christians are assured of eternal life with the Lord forever. The best part of these familiar truths is they will never change. The Bible tells us we will spend eternity with him. 1John 5:13. Great news but how did the Old Testament book of Isaiah spark the thought?
As I read, Isaiah 25: 9 jumped out and grabbed me, gladdening my heart. “In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God, we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him, let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.'”
Isaiah is speaking of a day when the Lord, Jesus Christ, will return to His people and make all things right. We will look up, see Jesus with physical eyes, and say, “This is our God, we trust in Him, and now He has saved us.” We will see the very Savior whom we as Christians have revered. The object of our faith will appear before our very eyes. It is a hope we need to hold onto. Especially in these difficult days. And the Lord told us about this during Isaiah’s day—740-701 BC. The book of Isaiah has strengthened my faith just as the New Testament gospels have.