Our Brokenness Arouses God's Greatness
“And the Lord said: "Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden."
Therefore thus says the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall no more be ashamed, no more shall his face grow pale. For when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in his midst, they will sanctify my name; they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. And those who go astray in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction."”
Isaiah 29:13-14, 22-24 ESV
We serve a peculiar God. He takes the brokenness and blindness of man as a challenge. God's promise to restore Israel still stands. Some day a generation will receive an outpouring of God's spirit such as no other generation has ever experienced.
The conditions for God's mighty work of revival and revelation were not met by physical Israel, yet the promise still stands. God sees with perfect clarity the day he will manifest his glory and reveal his full beauty to his children. May we pray for eyes to see and ears to hear and hearts to understand. God has more in store for us this side of heaven than we have ever understood.
Still Seeking His Face,