November 29, 2014

Today you should read: Isaiah 12

You Should Read: Isaiah 12

Yesterday we read one of the most evident passages of Old Testament Scripture pointing to Jesus as our fulfilled Messiah. The apostle Paul event used some of that Scripture to show how they needed to reach the Gentiles with this Messiah (Isaiah 11:10). Today’s Scripture piggybacks off of yesterday’s messianic Scripture with an appropriate theme of gratefulness for Jesus two day after thanksgiving.

After seeing the Jesus is our Lord, Messiah and Savior, Isaiah says that when He comes and you receive Him you will give thanks.

Thanks for (v. 1-2)…
• God turning His deserved anger away from us
• His comfort
• His salvation
• Not having to be afraid
• His strength
• God being our song

Obviously there is a lot to be thankful for when trusting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This is mercy, comfort, peace and strength that the things in this world just cannot give or when it does give it, it’s temporary and deceiving.

When receiving all of these gifts from Jesus, we will not only be thankful (v. 3b) but we will have joy (v. 3a) and will want to proclaim Him to others (v. 3c). It’s important to know that if we are truly thankful for Jesus we will tell others about Him. Just like the millions of facebook, twitter thankful statuses we see around this time of year. When we’re thankful, we want to tell others what we’re thankful for from the bottom of our heart. We also can’t but help to sings about Him. Recently there was a conference out on by the ERLC about homosexuality, marriage and family. In attendance was popular atheist Huffington Post journalist who disagreed with everything the conference stood for and said but couldn’t but help to notice the joy that came out of their corporate singing about Jesus. He called it beautiful and said that he wished somehow, someway more atheists could sing together out of joy for what they believe in but wouldn’t know how that would be possible.

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah 12:5-6 (ESV)

Posted by: Erik Koliser

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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