God: "I will swallow up death" - (Isaiah 25:8)

"He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken." - Isaiah 25:8

I've been in the New Testament so much lately this is really nice to read. A simple change of pace from intense theological concerns to simple adoration of our father.

Our God will swallow up death forever. I wonder why the word 'swallow' is used here. It seems 'destroyed' would work just fine and 'swallow' is an odd word to chose in the context. It's like eating it is somehow conquering it on top of just wiping it away.

He will take away the reproach of His people, forgiving them.

He will wipe their tears.

He HAS spoken.

I love this change in tense because while the Lord WILL do these things, it IS written down. He HAS spoken it into being even though it has not yet occurred and so it is as good as done. We can be so sure it will come to pass it is as if we can look back on it already happening.

I thank the Lord He has taken away my sins. I look forward to the Lord wiping away my tears. And I long for the day the Lord conquers and then swallows up death.