Reassuring words to those who listens
Listen to me, my people. Hear me, Israel, for my law will be proclaimed, and my justice will become a light to the nations. My mercy and justice are coming soon. My salvation is on the way. My strong arm will bring justice to the nations. All distant lands will look to me and wait in hope for my powerful arm. Look up to the skies above, and gaze down on the earth below. For the skies will disappear like smoke, and the earth will wear out like a piece of clothing. The people of the earth will die like flies, but my salvation lasts forever. My righteous rule will never end! “Listen to me, you who know right from wrong, you who cherish my law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people’s scorn, nor fear their insults. For the moth will devour them as it devours clothing. The worm will eat at them as it eats wool. But my righteousness will last forever. My salvation will continue from generation to generation. Isaiah 51:4-8 NLT
From the text, once again God’s command is for His people to listen for He is about to affect change. The world as it is now is in chaos. This is why “All creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are... the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay” (Romans 8:19, 21). And God is the one who will make right all the things that are wrong. Through the message of the gospel, God will bring about justice that “will become a light to the nations.” The message of salvation will be offered to all peoples everywhere. There will be those that will respond to His offer and they “will look to me and wait in hope for my powerful arm.” The salvation that God gives will outlast everything and will not diminish at all. God’s salvation will prevail for His power is in it. We need to live for what it stands for and keep obeying God. This will inspire courage even in the midst of persecutions and scorns. No one can take away the righteousness God placed in our hearts. In this culture and environment, if you stand for what God stands for and relish in your hearts the love for God, you will be persecuted. “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). But God will not allow our faith to falter for He will provide us strength and encouragement so we could go the distance. “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6). Let us always seek God’s presence and His working in the midst of our suffering and look forward to that day where His righteousness will rule for eternity.