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What Will You Inherit?

What Will You Inherit?

The prophet points to the Sovereign Conqueror, saying to the nation …

“The outsiders who keep covenant with the LORD (56:1-8) are better servants of God than your wicked leaders and you idol-collecting people. If you stay your current course with the life characteristics you have developed, it will only lead to more and more unrest and lost years. But there is a better path forward … the path of contrition, humility, and repentance. Choose that and live!”

A succinct summary of the text …

Three clear categories of people and the characteristics that determine their inheritance:

1. Irresponsible Leaders [56:9-12]
“They are shepherds who have no understanding” – 56:11

2. Idolatrous People [57:1-13]
“When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you” – 57:13

3. Invitation to Healing [57:14-21]
“I dwell … with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit” – 57:15

What might Isaiah say to us today?

“The circumstances of life may be wearying and confusing. The clarity to separat