12 “Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, Who are far from righteousness:
13 I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. And I will place salvation in Zion, For Israel My glory.
I just love passages like this one that absolutely confirm our Lord’s commitment to our salvation. Jesus came to this earth to seek and to save that which was lost. He wept over the unbelief of Jerusalem. But God has not cast off His people; in fact, God has multiplied His chosen ones. Paul tells us that circumcision, that is, the right of being Jewish, is not just a physical right for a physical people but a spiritual gift from God. For Paul says we, who have trusted Christ from all people groups, are circumcised in our hearts, that is, God has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before Him.
We are so thankful for the work of Jesus Christ who has saved us from our sin and improved our lives now. We will be eternally thankful for the work of Christ that brought us also into God’s eternal family. So when Isaiah says that God will place His salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory, I believe that all of us who are of spiritual Israel along with all who are physical Israel, should rejoice and be glad for God’s promise of His salvation.
It seems today that righteousness is far off. It feels like God’s salvation is lingering a bit too long. But God has said otherwise. Rejoice in God’s promise of His coming righteousness and of His coming salvation. God glories in His people. We who have trusted Christ will be part of the glory of God forever. Today will pass away. Eternity with God is just that. Focus on God’s promises.
Last week I told you that our friend Nancy was having a stint put in her liver because that is what she told me. Well, last week they repaired her jaw. Today, around 1:00, she is supposed to be going in for the liver stint. Nancy is anxious about this one. Pray for God to give her peace and for the success of this procedure. If this works, her body should stop producing the fluid that keeps filling up her lungs. Our sister needs great prayer. Labor with me in prayer for her today.
VBS is around the corner. We are at church this morning putting up decorations again. We hope to have all decorating done by this Sunday. If you have time Saturday come join us. New people are contacting us about bringing their children! Pray for God to bring people who need Him and are ready to hear His gospel messages.
Have a great day in the Lord,