Good News For Dark Times
There are times when the people of God
walk in darkness and have no light, no brilliant, shining light to give them
confidence and joy (Isa. 50:10). That is true of individual believers, of local
churches, and of the
1. God, who raised us out of the pit of corruption, can and will preserve us in times of darkness and revive us by his almighty grace (vv. 1-3).
2. God's salvation is both sure and everlasting (vv. 4-6).
3. Our enemies are weak and perishing (vv. 7-8). If we trust the living God, we have no reason to fear the reproaches and revilings of perishing men or condemned devils!
4. The very same power and grace by which God did wonders for his people long ago is now engaged to protect, preserve, and deliver us (vv. 9-11). Read Isaiah 43:1-7, and learn what God will do on your behalf!
5. The very purpose of God in the creation of this world was for the salvation of his elect (vv. 12-16).
6. Deplorable as the condition of God's church now appears to be, our ultimate triumph is sure (vv. 17-23). Awake then from the sleep of unbelief and the stupor of despair and believe God! Read Revelation 11:10-13 and 19:1-6. Victory is sure!