FOUNDATION (Isaiah 49)

ISAIAH 49:14-19, 22-23


Isaiah 49:14-19, 22-23

But Zion said,

“The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.”


Zion: Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. (1870), By Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900) [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?

Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.

See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.

Your sons shall make haste;
Your destroyers and those who laid you waste
Shall go away from you.

Lift up your eyes, look around and see;
All these gather together and come to you.

As I live,” says the LORD,

“You shall surely clothe yourselves with them all as an ornament,
And bind them on you as a bride does.

For your waste and desolate places,
And the land of your destruction,
Will even now be too small for the inhabitants;
And those who swallowed you up will be far away.”

Thus says the Lord GOD:

“Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations,
And set up My standard for the peoples;
They shall bring your sons in their arms,
And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders;

Kings shall be your foster fathers,
And their queens your nursing mothers;
They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth,
And lick up the dust of your feet.

Then you will know that I am the LORD,
For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.”

Based on the veracity of His word, God will never forsake Israel!

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author.  Scripture taken from the NKJV.