April 1, Isaiah 25, A glimpse of the future kingdom
The things promised are indeed great. Death is no more, every sorrow and tear is wiped away. God Himself rules and there is perfect peace. But it's the first verses that I find troubling. It says I will praise God FOR He has done wonderful things. There shouldn't be a because in praising God. He is God and for that alone deserves praise. It's like saying I love you because, when there is a because it becomes conditional. True love and true praise isn't conditional, it simply is.