As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
For He remembered His holy promise, and Abraham His servant. He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham. He (God) increased His people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies.
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? MICAH 6:8
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Praise the Lord! The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Denouncing evil is not about bitterness, vengeance or bigotry. The prophet Amos admonishes, “hate evil, love good; establish justice in the gate.”
While we tend to focus on Job’s loss of family and fortune along with his intense physical suffering, in point of fact, it was his godly character that made him Satan’s target for a brief time.
With ultimate fulfillment occurring in the still future Messianic Kingdom, this prophecy proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah elevates Israel to a position of honor.