29th December 2020: Our Daily deLIGHT~3rd Day-Counsel
At the beginning of Isaiah 1 the prophet Isaiah writes of a vision given to him concerning Judah and Jerusalem. The vision lays out the faithfulness of YHVH for His people and contrasts how they revolted and rebelled against Him. For several verses it explains the thoughts of YHVH concerning them. When we get to verses 21-26 He continues with His discourse and THEN we experience the mercy and grace of Elohim to keep His covenant and promises that He made to His people through the covenant with Abraham.
Isaiah 1:21-26 says,
21 How the faithful city has become a harlot, she who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, but now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross, your drink diluted with water.
23 Your rulers are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe and chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, nor does the widow’s plea come before them.
24 Therefore YHVH Elohim of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, declares, “Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries and avenge Myself on My foes.”
25 “I will also turn My hand against you, and will smelt away your dross as with lye and will remove all your alloy.
26 “THEN I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning; after that you will be called the city of righteousness, a faithful city.”
Isaiah 60:15-18 says,
15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated with no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting pride, A joy from generation to generation.
16 “You will also suck the milk of nations and suck the breast of kings; THEN you will know that I, YHVH, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 “Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver, and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. And I will make peace your administrators and righteousness your overseers [Righteousness will be our taskmaster rather than our oppressor.].
18 “Violence will not be heard again in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; but you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.”
As the Holy One of Israel continues to gather together His people in preparation of the restoration we will see the great and terrible day of YHVH. As we stay the course and overcome we will experience and be a part of the reinstatement of righteous Counselors and taskmasters governing His community and kingdom. We have an opportunity even now, when led by the Holy Spirit, to function in the Spirit of Counsel through giving and receiving wise counsel. This accurately represents YHVH’s way on the earth. It is a prophetic portent of the time to come when all is returned to His original intent. May we have ears to hear and hearts to receive!!
Have a blessed and shalom filled day!!
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Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a