God makes everything new
My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest. Even if the forest should be destroyed and the city torn down, the Lord will greatly bless his people. Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely. Isaiah 32:18-20 NLT
Isaiah kept on admonishing the Israelites to turn to God and rely upon His working through the Spirit. He presented from the text two irrefutable truths side by side; the newness that God brings does not leave our familiar world untouched. “The forest should be destroyed and the city torn down” (Isaiah 32:19). Every time God moves, all will be in for some surprises. We should not presume that we can predict God’s working around the world and the church. He wants us to realize that when He is at work, He makes all things new. “They are brand new, not things from the past. So you cannot say, ‘We knew that all the time!’ (Isaiah 48:7). There could be instability and uncertainty when God is at work but if we will be patient towards Him accomplishing His plans and purposes, the wait will be worth it. ‘“And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true”’ (Revelation 21:5). Then, the second truth Isaiah emphasized is that He will bring us to a peaceful experience and richly supplied harvest. It is Isaiah’s description of the new life He will provide whether present or the future. We are heirs of an inheritance because “Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” (1 Corinthians 3:22b–23). When we realize who we are in Christ and that we belong to Him and in Him, we need no more. Do not leave out God in your life instead make Him supreme over your life; the benefits of an intangible relationship with Him are endless. Let us not forget the truth that God who is spirit humbled Himself and became flesh for you and me (see John 1:14). The God who is all-powerful “gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being” (Philippians 2:7). Do not treat God lightly, instead let us listen to Him and trust Him. The Father told the disciples in the Mount of Transfiguration; “This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him” (Mark 9:7).