Today in our reading, we look at Isaiah 57:14-15. This passage really spoke to me.
Take a second right now and read this. Slow down. Breathe. Listen. Listen to what it says.
And it shall be said, Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people’s way.” For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
This passage tells us where God lives. Or, the word it uses this morning is where He “dwells.”
This is where His spirit is. Where His presence is. This passages gives us that info.
His presence inhabits eternity. He dwells in the high and holy place. He is eternal. He is holy. He is the Lord God. He is the everlasting rock of ages.
That’s who He is. That’s the very being of God. He is high and lifted up.
He is God.
And we get that. And as awesome as that it, that’s not the part that really hit me this morning. It’s the last part that really spoke to me.
Where else does God live? He dwells with him who is contrite and lowly of spirit.
To be contrite means to be sorrowful. To understand your sin and your need for forgiveness. To understand your need for Him, and to know that we are needy.
Lowly of spirit to understand our place in things, to know that we are not the end all and be all, that God is God, and we are not.
So, God dwells in the high holiness of eternity. And God dwells in the humble heart of the one that knows that they need Him.
Today, do you know that you need Him? Do you know that you are not what you need to be? Do you feel inadequate, do you feel like you are in need of forgiveness, a new start, a new hope?
Do you maybe even feel unworthy?
I am telling you, based off what the Bible tells us this morning. Right now. In this time. In this place.
God is with you. God is with the contrite and the lowly in spirit. God is with the ones that are in need. God is with the ones that understand their need for Him.
Today, no matter how broken, unworthy, unloved you may feel, God is with you.
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