Isaiah 25:1-3. “O Lord, Thou art my God: I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou has done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. For Thou has made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built. Therefore shall the strong people glorify Thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear Thee.”

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The verb tense in this passage places it in the far future, during the Millenial Reign of Jesus Christ.  Isaiah’s heart is full, as he hears from God about this future time. He exalts God, and will continue to do so. He praises the name of God, and will continue to do so.

There are 20 reasons for his vow to worship that are listed in this chapter. In these three verses,  Isaiah lists that God has done wonderful things; that His counsels from the beginning have been faithfulness and truth;  that He has made a city into a heap of rubble; that the city’s defences are ruined; that the palace full of those who are alien to God have no city; and that city will not be rebuilt.

Those who believed God and stayed strong will praise Him; the mighty nations that destroyed Israel and Judah will finally begin to fear God.


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