God promised Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 that through him, the nation of Israel would be great and blessed. Isaiah points out how rebellious Israel has become, but God’s promise of blessing and redemption has not wavered. He mercifully warns them of the coming exile, but also gives them hope of restoration of their land and the hope of the Lord’s commissioned Servant who will bring Him glory and be a Light to the nations.
“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” (Isaiah 49:16, NIV)
Is anything in your life—good or bad—taking a higher priority than your relationship with Jesus?