Read Isaiah 27-30
Sydney Lund In chapter 30, verse 15 says, “in returning (or repentance) and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
Rest has been a recurring theme throughout the chapters today and the Lord is painting a picture in this verse of what rest should look like in Him. It’s repenting, being quiet with him and trusting in Him, and the reward of those acts is salvation. None of these acts are works based, they are really about doing less and just seeking Him and He will give us the strength that we need.
Char here: As I read Isaiah, it’s like this connection constantly to both to New Testament and Old Testament. Take for example Isaiah 26:19 You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, for your dew is as the dew of the dawn, and the earth will give birth, to the departed spirits. And then the word from Romans flood my mind. Romans 8:22-23 frankly agrees with Isaiah, ‘we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now’. Creation is in labor. Redemption will come. It’s still true— the dead will rise.
Again it happens when I read Isaiah 27:2-4 2 In that day— “Sing about a fruitful vineyard: I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it. In the NASB it’s similar“I, the Lord, am it’s keeper;
And instantly I’m connected to Psalms 121 :5-7 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; he will keep your soul.
We can FULLY trust him! I think of the old hymn which says, I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but holy trust in Jesus name.