Friday, August 7, 2015

Isaiah 29 and Joy Inexpressible

Have you humbled yourself before God?  Are you self-identified as one who is “poor in Spirit?”  If you have done this in Jesus by faith, what are you promised?  “The humble also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.”  This is the “joy inexpressible” which Peter promised those who put their trust in God (1 Pet 1:8).  Joy in His sovereign hand of Creation and Redemption; joy in the participation  in that work here and now; joy in the promises of where this is all going; joy in being included in the “marvelous work” of Jesus.  Maybe you should ask yourself:  Is a new beginning possible in me?

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