"Thus says the Lord: 'Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my righteousness be revealed'" (Isa 56:1). “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 the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite'" (Isa 57:15).
Theme: "Keep justice and do righteousness" (Isa 56:1) is the theme for the rest of the book of Isaiah (chapters 56-66). Revival happens when people seek the Lord through repentance (Isa 55:6-7) and righteousness is practiced and lived out among us. Without righteousness being objectively evident among God's people, God's name is blasphemed among the nations (Isa 52:5).
Righteousness Revives Our Hearts (Isaiah 56-57): The Good, the Bad and the ...
- The Good (56:1-8): God’s people as they should be
- The Bad (56:9 – 57:13): God’s people as they should not be
- The Contrite (57:14-21): The people God dwells with