Isiah 46

 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 46

Overview

Prophecy to the exiled in Babylon.

Isaiah prophesy that idols in Babylon is useless, man-made idols, and they are not God.  They become their own burden, and they will be destroyed by them. And the judgement of God will be upon them.

Isiah reminds the exile that God knew them from the beginning, (v3), and God will keep them to the end(v4). He exhorts them to return to the faith of God (v9), assuring them of God’s promise to save them from exile (v10), and to the way of living. (12-13).

His prophecy is the message of hope of restoration and of calling repentance.

The message today for us is to know who God is,

“I am God, and there is no other:

I am God, and there is none like me.

I make known the end from the beginning,

From ancient times, what is still to come.”

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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