The Blacksmith: Meditations on Isaiah 54

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“O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.” [v.11-12]

God is creating a city–a habitation fit for a King.
“All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace. In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. I anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.” [v.13-15]
The defense and foundation of this city is righteousness. God is not responsible for the attacks that will come, but He promises a defense.

“See, it is I [God] who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc; no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD.” [v.16-17]

God forged a weapon that destroys the enemy–evil, death and sin. God created a rescue plan that works no matter how strong the attack.
Christ is our sure defense. Trust Him, accept Him as LORD and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. There is no need to fear.
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