Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 31-34
for the LORD is our judge,
the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king;
it is he who will save us.
The Times They Are a-Changin'” is a song written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album, The Times They Are a-Changin’. Dylan recalled writing the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the moment. The song was ranked #59 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Less than a month after Dylan recorded the song, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The next night, Dylan opened a concert with “The Times They Are a-Changin’.
‘The times they are a-changin’ could have been the theme song for the nation of Israel. The nation began as a theocracy with God as the king. The people rebelled and demanded a king of their own – they got Saul.
Isaiah is now promising a new king. This king will be different. This king will not be ‘a’ king. This king will not just ‘the’ king. This king will be king for everyone – everywhere. This king will be the King of all kings.
Times are a-changin, but just not fast enough for the people or for that matter God.
Good thing our God is a patient God.
We no longer must wait for the promised king, but God is still waiting for us to acknowledge that Jesus is King.
Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 35-36