Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 4, 2017

“There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

Today’s devotion comes from Isaiah chapter 57.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+57&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart;
And devout men are taken away, while no one understands.
For the righteous man is taken away from evil,
He enters into peace;
They rest in their beds,
Each one who walked in his upright way.
“But come here, you sons of a sorceress,
Offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.
“Against whom do you jest?
Against whom do you open wide your mouth
And stick out your tongue?
Are you not children of rebellion,
Offspring of deceit,
Who inflame yourselves among the oaks,
Under every luxuriant tree,
Who slaughter the children in the ravines,
Under the clefts of the crags?

11 “Of whom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, and did not remember Me
Nor give Me a thought?
Was I not silent even for a long time
So you do not fear Me?
12 “I will declare your righteousness and your deeds,
But they will not profit you.
13 “When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you.
But the wind will carry all of them up,
And a breath will take them away.
But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land
And will possess My holy mountain.”

20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet,
And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
21 There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”  Isaiah 57:1-5 and 11-13 and 20-21.

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“God is a righteous judge,
And a God who has indignation every day.”  Psalm 7:11.

“There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”  Verse 21.  See also Isaiah 48:22.

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;
No evil dwells with You.
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all who do iniquity.
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.”  Psalm 5:4-6.

“That when the wicked sprouted up like grass
And all who did iniquity flourished,
It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.”  Psalm 92:7.

“He has brought back their wickedness upon them
And will destroy them in their evil;
The Lord our God will destroy them.”  Psalm 94:23.

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