The prophet Isaiah was describing the condition of their nation: there was inequity, injustice, violence, and corruption. He said that because righteousness stands far away (Isaiah 59:14), the people have been separated from God. The injustice in the land has left God’s people hopeless. But God wanted Isaiah to not only point out their transgressions. He also wanted to bring hope. Today, we will look at how God responds to unrighteousness in the world.
• In what area of your life or society around you are you in faith that God would bring justice? Ask God for wisdom and what He wants you to do in this situation.
• Meditate on Psalm 139:23–24 this week. Ask God to show you any area of unrighteousness in your heart and pray that you would draw near to Him.
• Who among your family members or friends do you think would be encouraged by today’s message? This week, how can you encourage them to trust God?