“Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: “Your brethren who hate you, who cast you out for My name’s sake, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ But it is they who shall be put to shame.” Isaiah 66:5 ->me: In the previous 2 verses Isaiah gets done explaining how the Lord sees the religious hypocrites and how He feels about the abomination of their misplaced sacrifices. Now he says that those some religious zealots will brow-beat those who truly fear the word of the Lord but to not be dismayed for the Lord will chose their afflictions, delusions, calamities, and mocking’s; because when He called none of them answered. They answered with appeasing their own sense of what is right delighted in their own abominations. Now we hear the instruction to those from yesterday’s QTVOTD (those who are humble, of contrite/broken spirit, and fear the word of the Lord reverently). When ‘you’ hear the put downs from those who love their own spirituality, do not lose heart; for they will reap the wrath of the Lord. The New testament also speaks of this in 2 Peter 3:3 “To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, [people who] walk after their own fleshly desires.” In other words: I should take heart in my own humble nature and obedience in the Lord…just make sure that my heart is in the right place and the Lord will have my back.