Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 7, 2010

The word "will" has multiple meanings.  One is the document ordering your estate upon your death, as in what is your WILL or your desire.  Then there is the "will" as in a strong-willed child.  And of course, "will" as in the verb "to be"--future tense--what is to be.

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.  The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.

                                                - Isaiah 62:1,2 TNIV

The 62nd chapter of Isaiah contains numerous "wills."  God promises a people in a terrible plight that it will not be like this forever.  Yes, some of their circumstance is their own fault, and yet they are also victims of circumstance.  But God promises it is not for much longer.  

One of the roles of the biblical prophet is to summon the people to genuine faith once more.  It's also to remind them that circumstances--what seems to be the case in this world--it's not so.  God is God, not circumstance.  God is God, and God will be forever.  It WILL happen.  Take heart.


Dale Patterson