For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
Isaiah was one of the four major Old Testament prophets. He lived in Israel B.C. and was a descendant of the tribe of Judah. Isaiah saw a vision in the year King Uzziah died and prophesized the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Historians credit at least some of the writings of the book of Isaiah to this prophet. Isaiah means “Jehovah saves” or “the Lord is salvation.” He was a witness to the work of Christ and Christ’s message to all.
In this verse Isaiah is explaining the all but impossible task we humans here on earth have, to measure the great distance between heaven and earth; subsequently, we cannot comprehend God’s plan for us which is higher, wider and greater than the plan we may have for ourselves. So, in faith, we commit to keeping God’s covenant – His plan for us to follow, our contract with Him, by faith and by our mission to reach out to others and share God’s word and God’s plan for us all. By doing so we will have kept our contract with God as He has asked us to do, and we will be saved.
Isaiah’s message was one for all ages. I hope I can do what God has requested. So often life gets in the way and it becomes difficult to stay on track. I start over each day with a prayer of thanks and a prayer for guidance and direction so I won’t stray from the fold and will be led to make every effort to help someone in some way before I sleep again. It is not easy. God knows that. But He is there at all times and I talk to Him daily and often more than once a day. Have you committed your life to God, to Jesus, and to the Master Plan? If not, consider today as a good time to start the process.
Prayer: Dear Lord: Help us all to be better Christians by reaching out as Isaiah the prophet did, and by sharing God’s Word and the promise of His return, so we can all be ready when He comes.
Lois Weil Kaufman