“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered” (v17). Through Isaiah, God declared that those who did not accept His call to relationship (v12) would miss out on the life-filled new earth that He would create. Rather than violence, catastrophe, and disappointment, we will enjoy the results of our efforts in the redeemed earth: “They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit” (v21). The creation won’t be at war with itself; peace will reign (v22).
“Before they call, I will answer” (v24). God planned to save us before we called out for help, and He promises a future better than we can imagine.