Morning by Morning, January 6 - Holding Fast to Our Redemptive Calling and Purpose
who formed you in the womb:
I am the Lord, who made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who by Myself spread out the earth;
and makes fools of diviners;
who turns back the wise,
and makes their knowledge foolish;
and fulfills the prediction of His messengers;
who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be inhabited,'
and of the cities of Judah, 'They shall be rebuilt,
and I will raise up their ruins';
I will dry up your rivers';
and he shall carry out all My purpose';
and who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be rebuilt,'
and of the temple, 'Your foundation shall be laid'" (Isaiah 44:24-28).
and Israel, for you are My servant;
I formed you, you are My servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.
and your sins like mist;
return to Me, for I have redeemed you" (v. 21-22).
shout, O depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
and will be glorified in Israel!" (v. 23)