The Lord speaks to me while his powerful hand is on me. He is warning me not to live the way these people live. He says,
12 “People of Judah, do not agree with those who say
Isaiah is guilty of treason.
Do not fear what they fear.
Do not be afraid.
13 The Lord rules over all.
So you must think about him as holy.
You must have respect for him.
You must fear him.
14 Then the Lord will be a holy place of safety for you.
But that’s not true for many people in Israel and Judah.
He will be a stone that causes them to trip.
He will be a rock that makes them fall.
And for the people of Jerusalem
he will be a trap and a snare.
15 Many of them will trip.
They will fall and be broken.
They will be trapped and captured.”
16 Tie up and seal this warning that the Lord said to you through me.
Preserve among my followers what he taught you through me.
17 I will wait for the Lord.
He is turning his face away from Jacob’s people.
I will put my trust in him.
18 Here I am. Here are the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and reminders to Israel from the Lord who rules over all. He lives on Mount Zion.
PRAY FOR ALL OF ISRAEL, (BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS) TO HAVE A FEAR OF THE LORD, TO HALLOW ONLY HIM THROUGH FAITH IN YESHUA.