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August 4 - Evening

"Who is this coming from Edom,
from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson?
Who is this, robed in splendor,
striding forward in the greatness of his strength?

'It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.'

'Why are your garments red,
like those of one treading the winepress?'

'I have trodden the winepress alone;
from the nations no one was with me.
I trampled them in my anger
and trod them down in my wrath;
their blood spattered my garments,
and I stained all my clothing.
It was for me the day of vengeance;
the year for me to redeem had come.
I looked, but there was no one to help,
I was appalled that no one gave support;
so my own arm achieved salvation for me,
and my own wrath sustained me.
I trampled the nations in my anger;
in my wrath I made them drunk
and poured their blood on the ground.'

- Isaiah 63:1-6

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  

The Deliverer Returns for Vengeance


The watchman asks who is coming. Someone is approaching Israel from Bozrah in Edom.
Bozrah was the capital of Edom.  Edom was Israel’s southern enemy.

“It is I” or simply “I” and is the word used by God to identify himself.  See (43:25)
“Speaking” is the character of the LORD.  Throughout scripture God speaks:

“Righteousness”  - His speech is done from the character of righteousness.

“Mighty” – He is strong
“Save” – He can deliver

It is clear that he will be able to deliver his people from their enemies because:

  • He is present
  • He is active and speaking.  He is not an inactive, mute idol.
  • What he says is right, true or based in reality.  This is not the case of his enemies.
  • He is the strong one
  • He has the power to save and deliver.

When he appears he brings salvation to his people.  The antithesis of salvation for his people is destruction of the enemies.

The watchman can see the returning warriors garments are stained red.

The Servant/Warrior answers the watchmen from verses 63:1-2.
Four things are made clear:

  • He has been treading a winepress (63:3) and the nations are being trampled (63:6)
  • He trampled them in anger and in wrath for it was the day of vengeance. (63:3-4)
  • He did the work alone (63:3, 5)
  • He did it for redemption (63:4) and salvation (63:5)

God has emotions.  His love for his people is balanced by his anger for his (and their) enemies.

We can see in Isaiah 53 (the defeat of our inner enemy sin) and 63 (the defeat of the outer enemies the nations) that without a Messiah we would never be able to overcome.

“To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God.” - Isaiah 61:2

Who could help?  No one.

Notice the anger of God and the vengeance of God are not to get even but to work his plan of salvation. 

Verse 4 indicates that this act involved planning and waiting through the years:

  • “. . .was in my heart” indicates his plan and purpose that he has been working on
  •  “the year of my redemption has come” shows many years and seasons have gone before but not it is time for redemption.
  • Redemption and Vengeance are opposites in this case.  Redemption for his people, Vengeance for his enemies.

The winepress image of “made them drunk” and “poured their blood on the ground” is a picture of the enemies being so deep in blood that they drown.

In 49:26 the oppressors of God’s people “will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine.”

Isaiah 53:12 describes the Servant shedding his own blood (“pouring out his soul”) to save these enemies from themselves and their world by making them righteous.  They refuse to be changed by the gift and so now die in their own blood.

“For if, when we were God’s enemies we were reconciled to him. . .”
- Romans 5:10

Israel now reflects on what Isaiah has just promised (63:7-14)
Israel’s obvious question is “If 63:1-6 are true, why are we still in this mess?

  • God is Good
  • We have sinned
  Christian Quote from Church History
"When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back, saying,
'You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages.'
To that, Calvert replied,
'We died before we came here.'
Something to Ponder??

Only four generations after the flood, people were divided into different cultures with various languages in separate lands; each of these nations had developed its own government. Genesis 10 lists the original seventy nations that came about as a result of God developing this new institution. Nationalism remains a safeguard for the world today. It stops us from having a corrupt one-world government. Now, when one nation goes astray, God can deal with that nation directly through a cycle of discipline over a period of generations. If that nation remains unwilling to repent, God can eliminate them from human history without wiping out everything as he was forced to do in the worldwide flood. 

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Stulos (Gr) – pillar (Eng) – the Greek word stulos refers to the column that supports the weight of a building. Stulos is used to refer to the leaders of the church in Galatians 2:9.


Here is a list with images
and details of over 30 seal impressions (bulla) from
Bible times:

Here is a list from Wikipedia
of biblical people identified in sources outside the Bible:

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
I will rejoice today because I have a deliverer who has saved me and
will continue to deliver me now and in eternity.
  "The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till
the full light of day."

- Proverbs 4:18
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) 2 Kings 25:27-30; Psalm 137 Nahum 3
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Ask God to show you habits and practices and values that
need to change

Time of refreshing


North Korea
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
On the tel of the Old Testament remains of Beth Shean. This tree was the actual tree used to film the suicide of Judas in the 1970's movie "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Locations important to the book of Jeremiah detailed on a map.

Locations important to the book of Jeremiah
detailed on a map.

On the tel of the Old Testament remains of Beth Shean.
This tree was the actual tree used to film the suicide of Judas in
the 1970's movie "Jesus Christ Superstar."
(Details of Beth Shean here. Other pics of tree here and here.)
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