Impartial Grace: Isaiah 26

With my soul have I desired you in the night. Yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you earnestly; for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

(Isaiah 26:9, emphasis added)

God’s people have been under constant and brutal persecution by malignant governments. The oppression is severe. “In the night” for the decades of their persecution Isaiah prays. Isaiah knows that God’s plan will be executed on the earth. When God exercises His authority over the earth the living will know His authority. Not only is Isaiah praying for his nation’s people he asks God to be merciful with the oppressors.

These verses demonstrate God’s mercy and justice. They represent reconciliation of all to Himself. People opposed to God will be exposed to righteousness and realize their rebellion is sin. All will repent. All will declare Christ Jesus is Lord. God is love. This is Impartial Grace.

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