THE TWO PROMISES
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17
Herein, we have the two promises. One, of a physical protection that no weapon formed against you will prosper. Observe the terminology used. "No weapon that is formed" against you. Meaning there will be obstacles in your path. Even though you are a believer. However, although these things be formed against you. It shall not harm you. This is the promise of the Lord, but with a condition. Of which we shall careful observe in the conclusion of this exposition.
The next promise to the believe from the verse above deals with a state of mental and emotional protection. To this we read:
"Every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn."
Words of accusation shall not harm you. You will have an answer for all who accuse you. In the clarity of your mind without emotional disturbance, you shall be a force of disturbance to those who comes against you.
These are the promises of the Lord, with a condition.
The condition is predicted upon the believer being the servent of the Lord. Hence, we read, "This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
Lastly it is the Lord who shall be the worker of these things for the protection of you. Thus, we read, "their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD."
That is to say, men may judge, but God is the only True Judge. Men may form tools of war, but God is the Creator of the elements of all men's invention. The Lord controls it all. May we serve Him today that these things shall be our inheritance. Through Christ Jesus our Lord.
The word "servents" used here, is the Hebrew word "‛ebed" - to be bond to. Are you bond to the Lord, or the things of the world?
The word ‛ebed has a connection to another word "‛âbad" - which also implies, to worship. So then, what are you thankful for today that you may worship the Lord?
May the revelation of a new knowledge as such be a joy to your heart and the initiation for worship in your life.
Like Gideon of old,
“And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped ...