Isaiah 12

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Isaiah 12 follows up on the previous chapter where the Messiah takes the throne.  There has been some punishment handed out for failing to obey and keep free of idolatry.  But now praise comes from the heart of the one that has surrendered to the Messiah as king, and enjoys the benefits of His reign.  “You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me”.  Even when God punishes us for our sin, His banner over us is still love.  We need to take comfort in that unchanging truth.

We need to decide to praise the Lord, even when we feel the Lord’s anger against us.  Sin carries a price.  We will go through trials and suffering.  Some of it will likely be directly related to our sin. …

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