Isaiah 59

The past two days I've been reading Isaiah 59.

It is such a powerful chapter to me, because it answers so many questions. The most obvious would be 'why has God forgotten us?' This questions is posed by the world. Usually the secular world and carnal Christians. The answer begins in verse one: 'See, the Lord's hand is not too short to save, nor his ear to dull to hear, Rather, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God.'

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Ecclesiastical Revelations

I'm almost finished this book and I can only say that it has been thus far: refreshing!

It might be where I am in my life, in that I was so bored in my life and hated about half of my job. I have been so stressed with phones, that I thought that life couldn't get worse. But after reading how 'life is meaningless' and how it appears that the 'evil often overcomes good' it has hit me with a strange sort of peace.

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Psalm 65: 4

My NKJV version reads as follows:

"Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts.  We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple."

The word that strikes me is ‘courts.’ In David’s day, a ‘court’ wasn’t the place where lawyers argue over civil and criminal law. They were a place of refuge and blessing. A person in the king’s court ate well. They dressed well. They were treated well and were protected. To ‘dwell’ in the king’s court, meant that you lived there. The ‘king’ in this day, is very much like God in that you are not arrested, but you came of your own free will. The Psalmist speaks of ‘causing’ one to ‘approach’ God.

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