Isaiah 33:17 (NIV) Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror.
When God gets into your mind, you begin to think as he does and get a glimpse of the plan and purpose that has already been established for your life.
In Isaiah’s day, the people were used to being mistreated and having promises broken by the king. As a result, they sinned and rebelled. Verse 17, speaks of a new promise that has everlasting covenant with the people and it is limitless! Isaiah the prophet had intimate relationship with God because God spoke directly through him. He spoke the words of God!
Isaiah knew that a better day was coming. A King with everlasting covenant and promises that could not possibly be broken, were on the way. The scripture says “Your eyes will see the King in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar.
Jesus is the King described above. The beauty of who he is and all that he is to those who have called him savior, is limitless. God’s promises to us are forever, just as he is. In Christ, we are a new creature and God’s Word, tells us to forget those things that are behind. The scripture also says…In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror. God says forget about it! Once you allow Jesus full access to your life, a new landscape is revealed. If God chooses to forget then we have a duty to forget as well.
Remember, our dreams have to be greater than our memories. If not, we stay stuck in the past and cannot see a better future!