Isaiah 65:17, 19 NIV 2011
“See, I will create new heavens and new earth.
The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.”
Isaiah’s last two chapters are his grand conclusion to his complete work, comfort after captivity. True knowledge of God brings peace. Isaiah used intercessory prayer and utter dependence on Him. To receive God was to inherit an infinite glorious future. The old ways would be no more. Isaiah 43:18, “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.” John confirmed God’s response to Isaiah. Revelation 21:4a, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” God’s peace after the trials of His people is the same in Isaiah as in the book of Revelation. The Word of God requires a response.
I’ve spoken with people on occasion who think the Bible is a book of stories. When I was a young girl that’s what I thought. Once I began to read God’s Word and study it, I then understood it is much more than a book of stories. What I’ve discovered is God’s truth is woven into the lives of His people. Daily God continues to weave that truth into the lives of each of us who follow Jesus Christ. Thankfully, I responded “yes” to the Lord years ago.
How do we experience peace with Him?