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Isaiah 35:8-10: And a highway shall be there


Isaiah 35:8-10

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

8 And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way.

9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk on it.

10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

8

God will fulfill His every promise. God will fulfill every promise He has made concerning the nation of Israel. The Lord speaks of a highway. It is known as the Highway of Holiness. The wicked and the unclean will not travel on it. Only those whose hearts and lives are given fully to God. This Highway will lead to the Lord in Zion. Our great hope in Jesus Christ will never fail. We have nothing to fear when our trust is in the Lord. Even those who are fools, if they walk on this highway they will not lose their way.

9

This highway will be made for the redeemed. Those who have been redeemed and purchased by the blood of the Lamb. No lion or ravenous beast will be found near or around this path. For it is God Himself who will protect those who travel on this path. Throughout the first thirty-nine chapters of Isaiah the Lord often speaks of judgement. But even in the midst of coming judgement God has a remnant set aside for His glory. He calls us to trust Him. He calls us to lean not on our own understanding. It is in God alone where we find our strength and our security.

10

Those the Lord has rescued and redeemed will return to Zion. It is God who fulfills His promises. He will never abandon His people. Though for a season He may need to bring correction, He will never abandon His people. Those who walk on this highway will be filled with joy, gladness, and singing. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. All the sorrow they experience on this earth through trial and suffering will not compare with the joy that comes in the presence of the Lord. In the midst of hard and difficult things our eyes must be fixed upon the Lord.


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