Reflection: As we live out the marvellous poetry of Isaiah 58, we can’t begin to imagine the adventures God has for us! We find our rest in him, so we might create rest for others. We advocate for the broken-hearted, because Christ advocated for us. We devote ourselves to God’s good works because he is working his good in us. Our lives are a response to his loving kindness. We obey his call from a posture of humility, and find ourselves riding in triumph on the heights of the land. We offer our food to others in Christ’s name, and feast on his inheritance. We receive his
vision and purpose for justice because God came to earth to restore us. All that we do and say, each meal, prayer or smile, points to Jesus the Just One, our joy and hope. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken and he will do it.
Question: What are some practical ways you can respond to Isaiah 58 in your daily life?
Prayer: Thank you, Almighty God, Saviour of the World, for giving us your great word, for filling us with your Holy Spirit so that we might respond to your call
to serve others for your Kingdom. Please use this beautiful poetry of justice to change us and lead us deeper into your grace and mercy. Amen.
We have been reading the Bible with Dr Kate Harrison Brennan. Tomorrow we begin a new series, Precious in his Sight, with Anna Grummit.