The Faithful God
God is a God who keeps his promises. What sense of anticipation do you have today of a promise keeping God?
May our day be one of rejoicing—God has rescued me and placed me into his eternal kingdom.
When my children were younger, I enjoyed their joy and excitement of my fulfilled promises. Trips to Movie World or Sea World as a special outing were amazing opportunities for fun, laughter, and shared experience. The anticipation in the lead up to these outings was electric.
In Isaiah 61, the prophet says some electric prophecies. Verses 1-2 would be read by Jesus at the synagogue hundreds of years after Isaiah wrote them. Jesus claimed they’re fulfilled in him. We know this to be true 2000 years later. The restoration of God’s people of Israel after the exile. The future everlasting covenant for all those who know Jesus. All these prophecies pronounced in this chapter.
God is a God who keeps his promises. What sense of anticipation do you have today of a promise keeping God? That God is preparing his people now? That he is growing us and our witness that others will know us as God’s people among the nations?
We have been clothed with righteousness through Christ, planted in good soil and he is causing us to be righteous and praise springing up among the nations (v11b).
May our day be one of rejoicing—God has rescued me and placed me into his eternal kingdom. And our purpose is to invite others to know this promise of a faithful saving God.
“They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour” (Isaiah 61:3b)