“He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

April 14, 2019

In the midst of the Servant Songs, we pause to look at Israel’s ideas about God. Encouraged by his promises of redemption, they tell the Lord to “awake, awake” and come to rescue them. But this betrays their way of thinking: that thus far, God has been asleep to them. The Lord’s response is to tell them and show them that He has been awake to them, but they have fallen asleep on him. The same can be said of us. God shows us what it means to be spiritually alert to him and centers us on the Servant, Jesus Christ.

Application Questions

  1. Have you ever felt like God was asleep to your needs? Looking back, do you think that was true?
  2. Are you awake or asleep to the reality of Jesus? Are there ways you see spiritual drowsiness in your life?
  3. How can you cultivate spiritual alertness in your life? 

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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