Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.
1 Thessalonians 5 speaks of the Day of the Lord, no one knows the day or time. Then the Apostle Paul gave final exhortations, among them are “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Isaiah 54. After the gigantic chapter 53, writing about the sin-bearing, suffering servant the narrative switches back to God’s servant, Israel, and the Covenant of Peace. It ends with “no weapon formed against you shall prosper”
Isaiah 55 is the invitation to abundant life. Remember this: “ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”