Isaiah 57:15 - The God The Heavens Can't Contain Dwells In Every Humble Heart. (addendum)
Isaiah 57:15 - The God The Heavens Can't Contain Dwells In Every
Humble Heart. (addendum)
Isaiah 57:15 (TNIV) For this is what the high and exalted One
says -- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high
and holy place, but also with those who are contrite and lowly in
spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the
Isaiah 57:15 (TEV) "I am the high and holy God, who lives
forever. I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who
are humble and repentant, so that I can restore their confidence and
Isaiah 57:15 (CWR) This is what the High and Holy One who lives
forever says: "Though I live in a high and holy place, I will also live
with him who has a humble and contrite sprit. I will revive the
spirit of the humble and give courage to the heart of the contrite.
Salvation for the Contrite: Isaiah 56:1-57:21
This verse gives us a beautiful picture of God's relationship
with his people. He is high and holy, the glorious, exalted One. He
reigns over all in heaven and on earth. The Lord Almighty needs no
house, for his dwelling place is all eternity. And yet he chooses to
dwell with--literally to abide and make his home in--those who are
anything but "high and holy" and who know it. Rather they are those whose
spirits are humble, contrite, open, and teachable. Instead of being like
the Pharisee in Luke 18, who thanked God that he wasn't like the
unjust or other unsavory people, they are like the tax gatherer who
cried out for God's mercy. They know how unworthy they are of God's
love and mercy. But God's holy and loving heart is moved by
individuals who humble themselves and acknowledge their weakness and
dependence on him. Then he refreshes, revives, and gives new courage to
these repentant souls. How gracious our God is!
Oh, GOD, you are high and lifted up, glorious and exalted! And
I am not. I bow before you and ask you to develop in me a heart of
humility. Your Word says that you will not despise a repentant heart, and
so I ask you to work that in me today. Thank you for meeting me
right where I am and for bringing renewed courage for my life.
[Praying Through The Bible By Fuller]
Between the humble and contrite heart and the majesty of heaven,
there are no barriers; the only password is prayer. Hosea Ballou
Mat 5:3 (NEB) How blest are those who know their need of God;
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Mat 5:3 (NLT) "God blesses those who realize their need for
him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.