God Is Speaking, Who Is Listening? (Isaiah 48)

Since Isaiah 40 we’ve been hearing God’s comforting word to his soon-to-be-exiled people. To be sure, he’s had some uncomfortable words for them as well, calling them out for their sin and rebellion and idolatry and hypocrisy. It was for these reasons they would eventually lose their temple, their city, and their land, and go into captivity in Babylon. But judgment was never meant to be God’s final word to them. That’s why these past few chapters have been filled with reminders of who their God is, what he has done and what he will do. Isaiah 48 is a sort of climax, where everything the Lord has been saying is summed up in one chapter.

In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us that God remains faithful to his faithless people for the sake of his name and the praise of his glorious grace. The only question is whether we will humble ourselves before his glory, respond to his word with obedient faith, and experience his peace in Christ