“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 58, “True Fasting,” IV

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“Brighter Day,” Kirk Franklin

“True Fasting,” IV, Isaiah 58:13) If Thou Turn Away Thy Foot From The Sabbath, From Doing Thy Pleasure On MY HOLY DAY; And Call The Sabbath A Delight, THE HOLY OF THE LORD, Honourable; And Shalt HONOUR HIM, Not Doing Thine Own Ways, Nor Finding Thine Own Pleasure, Nor Speaking Thine Own Words:  Matthew 12:36.  14) Then Shalt Thou Delight Thyself In THE LORD; AND I WILL CAUSE THEE TO RIDE UPON THE HIGH PLACES OF THE EARTH, AND FEED THEE WITH THE HERITAGE (INHERITANCE) OF JACOB THY FATHER: FOR THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HATH SPOKEN IT.  Amen.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v13, Doing your pleasure probably refers to commerce (vv. 3, 4; Amos 8:5).  Holy Day clearly indicates that in vv. 2-9 THE LORD Was Not Rejecting Ritual Altogether (see 66:23) And It Shall Come To Pass, That From One New Moon To Another, And From One Sabbath To Another, Shall All Flesh Come To Worship Before ME, SAITH THE LORD).  v14, This Blessing is based on the song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32:9, 13. 

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v13-14, The Sabbath Is A Sign Between GOD And HIS Professing People; HIS Appointing IT Is A Sign Of HIS FAVOR To Them:  And Their Observing It Is A Sign Of Their Obedience To HIM.  We Must Turn From Travelling On That Day; From Doing Our Pleasure On That HOLY DAY, Without (Using) The Control And Restraint Of Conscience; Or From Indulging In The Pleasures Of Sense.  On Sabbath Days We Must Not Follow Our Callings, Or Our Pleasures.  In All We Say And Do, We Must Put A Difference Between This Day And Other Days.  Even In Old Testament Times The Sabbath Was Called THE LORD’S DAY, And Is Fitly Called So Still; And For A Further Reason, IT IS THE LORD CHRIST’S DAY, Revelation 1:10.  If We Thus Remember THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY, We Shall Have The Comfort And Profit Of IT, And Have Reason To Say, IT IS GOOD TO DRAW NEAR TO GOD.  Amen.    

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