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Understanding the times, provision and rewards in the time of need. Exposition on Isaiah 58:11

And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Isaiah 58:11

So often the believer is accustomed to looking at the promise without carefully considering the circumstance in which the promises were brought forth.

The promises

  1. The Lord shall guide you continually

  2. Satisfy your soul during the drought

  3. Make fat your bones

  4. You will be like a watered garden

  5. Your water will not fail

For every promise, there is a circumstance to bring forth the promise. Although as blessed people, worthy of the Lord’s grace and mercy, we are aware of those things that are transpiring around us in this world and in our lives, but we do not set our eyes on the trials of life, lest we forget the promises of God during such times. For there is the reminder that He will do accordingly as He has spoken.

So, this we know. In a world of disarray and confusion:

The Lord shall guide you continually.

Be not disheartened of the chaos, but therein, you will be guided by His counsel, by His words, we are led by the Holy Spirit. Therein, though we see with the natural eyes, but we discern by the Spirit.

When men lived by free will and do as they pleased, but their souls are still starving from the lack of satisfaction of which they know not where to obtain:

Your bone shall be made fat. While the system of the world focuses on the outward appearance of vanity for gratification, but the Lord your God, shall build and nourish you from within that all will see the benefits without.

When men reject God, they reject life’s purpose. Without purpose, they wandered aimlessly. Though they are created in His image, but for their rejection of God, they attribute their existence to that of an animal. The monkey lives as it sees fit, until its mischievousness puts it in grave danger.

While they are of their monkey business, let us be about our Father’s business. That we will be like a watered garden.

This speaks of purpose, a garden grows not on its own, and so are you, and the life you live. Submits to the Lord, therein by His hands He shall tend to you. In a world of drought, your roots will be filled with plenty of water, of which will not fail.

The water the world and its systems offer only makes the soul that drinks thirst for more. Consequently, men keep on doing those things that bring pleasure to their being, but they are never satisfied

but the Lord your God who established you as a garden, shall be to you a fountain of water that never runs dry.

Therefore, let not the troubles around you troubles you, but through these things, at times, the promise of God is brought forth.

The mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

The promise of His blessings to us is not predicated on how good we are, but the heart that desires the things of God, the Lord shall mend the dissatisfaction for gratification and peace.

To this we read, then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah 58:14



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