Isaiah 34, Psalm 104, Titus 2

Isaiah 34 is a passage about Final Judgement, the Judgement of all the Nations.  There will be a final account; evil, wickedness, and injustice will not go unpunished or unsettled. God will act for the Lord is God of all the nations.  One day, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11). We “wait for the blessed hope,” the second coming of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 104 encourages us to worship and celebrate God as the creator and Lord of all.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    as I rejoice in the Lord.

Then in Titus 2:11-14 (NIV) we read about the core of the Gospel; the grace of God come to us in “our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.  Our Savior, “gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness.”  Jesus Christ creates “a people that are his own” his disciples who are the community, Christ’s church.  When Jesus lives in us we are “eager to do good.”  In this chapter all the followers of Jesus, whether free or slave, male or female, young or old have a calling to live for Christ and to do the good, which God desires.

11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Think about the good you can do today, through the grace of the Lord Jesus, to give glory to the God all all nations and all salvation.  “Say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions” but most of all be “eager to do what is good.”