Isaiah 45

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • 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 45

Overview

As a continuation of the prophesy in chapter 41of restoration of Israel, Isaiah specify how God will save Israel.

God calls Cyrus, the king of Persia, and will lead him to acknowledge that the Lord God is his Lord, and God will restore Israel by working through him.

Isiah set an oracle of woe to those speak against God, questioning the work of God and the almighty of God.

Two strong nations, Egypt and Cush, will be destroyed and Israel will be saved. “you will ever be put to shame or disgraced to ages everlasting.” (v17)

The purpose of saving Israel is to let Israel be righteous and exult, and let all nations know the Lord God.  

Reflection.

 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?  

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