Isaiah 30:15, 21 NIV 2011
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
The Old Testament has much information on repentance of sin. It’s God’s requirement for salvation. Isaiah quoted God’s result after repentance and rest that occurs after salvation. He echoed Psalm 46:10, “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’” Israel chose other gods and ways rather than God Almighty, because they wanted their own way. Jeremiah 6:16, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths.” God’s people continually chose to align with others rather than God Almighty. The Sovereign Lord is believer’s only reliable alliance.
Meeting Jesus Christ at a young age, my thoughts of the Sovereign Lord changed from fearing God to loving Him. His words in the Old Testament began to make sense when I understood the Old Testament pointed to our need for a Savior. The Holy Spirit organizes my thoughts consistently revealing God’s Truth. His Truth daily calls me as well as all His people to repent and rest in Him. Resting gives us strength and hearing Him gives us direction. God alone is the only reliable alliance.
Why is God reliable?
Reliably resting in Him,