- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Isaiah 32
Isaiah prophesized the coming of the kingdom of righteousness.
The king will rule the nation in righteousness and with justice. The king will shelter the nation from any harm and danger. Not only so, the king will awaken the people from dull and ignorance. The fool will be no longer folly, and the scoundrel will no longer make evil schemes. There will always be noble man who will always make noble plans.
Repentance is called for the coming of the kingdom of righteousness. The women of Jerusalem were viewed as the people of Judah who played complacency in the face of imminent disaster, who now celebrate vintage festival but who will bemoan Judah’s desolation.
The hope is promised in the age of the Spirit who will transform all creation, the land, field, and who will bring peace among the people. Outpouring of the Spirit will produce a condition that people may enjoy true happiness.
Later chapter in the book of Isiah, beginning chapter 40, the coming of the king of righteousness is specified as Messiah. Messianic kingdom was the vision of the prophet Isaiah.
God would never abandon God’s people who repent before God.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?