Let's look back at Isaiah 1.
21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
In this section from Isaiah 1 note the first three verses, 21-23 summarize the corruption found. Then the word therefore in verse 24 begins to list God's responses. Then in verse 27 and 28 the responses are summarized. Briefly, because of all this corruption, God will bring judgment. So what is the purpose of Judgment but redemption? And isn't Judgment one of the attributes of Jesus? We read of Judgments in the earth over in Isaiah 26.
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Here it seems the result of judgment is a blessing! Judgment is a good thing, not to be feared.
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