Isaiah 59 – Part 5

We conclude our series in Isaiah 58-59, with guest writer Rev. Christine Redwood.

God the Warrior

Yesterday we focused on the people finally confessing their sins. Now the attention returns to God’s response. God is presented as the divine warrior:

The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no one,    he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak. Isaiah 59:15b-17

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