What does the text say? – In that day a song of Salvation will be sung proclaiming those faithful to the Lord will be kept in perfect peace, they those who do not allow their imagination to stray from Him because they trust Him. He is the Rock of Ages. He humbles the proud and brings down the arrogant. For those who are righteous the way is not steep and rough, for He smoothes their path. The Lord’s people show their trust in Him by obeying Him. Even though the Lord is Gracious and Merciful some folk will always be opposed to Him. The Lord will grant His people Peace. All the good we accomplish is the Lord working through us. Others have ruled over us, but we worship the Lord who has made our nation great. Those who die trusting the Lord for Salvation will Live; they will rise again and sing for joy. When the Lord’s anger has passed He will come from Heaven to punish all people for their Sins. In that day the Lord will kill leviathan, the dragon, He will care for His ‘vineyard’, He will burn all ‘briars and thorns’ unless they return to Him and make peace with Him. Israel will fill the whole world with fruit. The Lord only exiled Israel to purge her wickedness regarding worshipping other gods. Yet a time will come when the Lord will gather His people one by one.
Application? – Do I ever doubt that God’s Way is best? Am I ever proud or arrogant? However difficult life may seem do I know the Lord makes it much easier than it would have been if He was not my Lord. Do I always obey the Lord? Does my life Glorify the Lord? Do I experience the Lord’s Peace? Do I allow the Lord to work through me? Do I worship Him in the way He wants? Does the Lord regard me as good fruit or a harmful weed? Do I turn to the Lord in repentance?