Day 5

Undoing and Restoration

from the reading plan

Isaiah 2:1-22, Isaiah 24:1-23, Isaiah 25:1-12, Isaiah 43:16-19

After reading today’s passages, use the guiding content below to help you reflect, respond, and engage with one another.

Part of the new creation process is God dealing rightly with evil, corruption, and anything that is not aligned with the goodness and flourishing of His creation. Right judgment against sin is part of how God makes all things new as He deals with all things that have gone wrong (Isaiah 24). God also makes all things new through restoration. He takes the pieces of what has been broken or distorted and restores them to Himself and to what is good, beautiful, and true (Isaiah 25). 

In prayer and in the comments, reflect on how God’s righteousness leads to restoration and where you need that in your life now. What images of celebration and restoration did you see in today’s reading?

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2 thoughts on "Undoing and Restoration"

  1. Mike G says:

    There is so much in these passages, where to start? I long for the day where swords will be beaten into plowshares. As I draw nearer to God daily I praeyer for guidance in my role in the furtherance of His kingdom. Until the day we can spread the gospel throughout the world there will no end to evil. Even then there will be evil but God will handle that in His own way.
    I pray for a closer walk with God in this coming year and beyond. A more dedicated prayer life that focuses on my role in his kingdom.

  2. Jeffrey Gruetzmacher says:

    Well said Mike. I think those of faith cannot help but yearn for the coming of Jesus to restore the kingdom. There is so much evil and sadness in the world today that I find myself attempting to do the right thing as just a small piece of my role in furthering the Kingdom of God. I pray for guidance on getting even closer to what Jesus would have my role be and will continue to tell others of the promise Jesus’ death on the cross bought all believers. We must always keep the faith and live our lives to the glory of God. God bless you Mike and others who fight daily toward our promise of everlasting life.

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