Isaiah 57; With whom does God dwell?

In this chapter Isaiah sets up a contrast between faithless leaders (vss 1-13) and faithful followers (vss 14-21).  The faithless, emphasizing their own agenda, sought out God “upon a high and lofty mountain” but were “far removed from Me (God)” even though this is where God says he dwells (verse 15).  The faithful, in an attitude of a contrite and lowly spirit, were sought out by God.  God chose to dwell with the faithful, but could not be found by the faithless.  What were the results of God’s choosing to dwell with the faithful?  Revival!  Personal revival…”I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite” (verse 15).  It is amazing to see how God seeks out those whose hearts are right and chooses to bless and renew them.  Finding God is not about a search, it is about contrition and repentance.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Crazygirl says:

    AMEN!!! So many times unbelievers are willing to DO anything to find God, except have a change of heart.

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