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.