March 1st, 2016
Isaiah 26 begins: “In that day this song will be sung.” It is a song of praise to God for deliverance of the beleaguered people of Judah. They had been brought low and oppressed by their enemies because of their unfaithfulness to God. Isaiah saw beyond their devastation a time of restoration. The city once in rubble would be rebuilt, and the righteous would return on smooth and level paths. This vision was apparent to “those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3), but those who cling to wickedness are blind to the glory of this wonderful salvation: “LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it” (v. 11). Remarkably, it was fulfilled just as the prophet foretold.
We look forward to a city, “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Hebrews 12:22). By faith we may join in the song: “We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts” (Isaiah 26:1). Let’s pray that all eyes will be open and every voice ready to sing “on that day.”
Author: Duane Brush