Redeemed From Despair.

A Message From Agabus

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him. For the Lord comforts Zion;. . .” (Isaiah 51:1-3a)
Isaiah appealed to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. He knew that separated from their homeland, people and their Temple, pressured by their Babylonian overlords and attracted by the Babylonian gods they would tend to stray. The Lord reminds them to remember their heritage. They must recall the faithfulness of Abraham who was called to live in a land not his own, far away from family and friends. They must recall the trials of those who left Egypt as well as the faithfulness of…

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