Today's devotion is based on Isaiah 61:10-11, “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness.”
The prophet’s words should also be our words, for they clearly show us who our gracious God is and what he has done for us. We are so blessed in our present time to have the good news freely preached to us, to have it in our hands so that we can read it every day as we wish. So many people in ages past would have loved to have the same access.
This precious word is with us in times of sorrow and despair; it tells us that we are free from the power of sin and enables us to live every day knowing that we live with God’s favor and blessing. As we say in the Aaronic blessing, the Lord’s face shines on us. Our response is to delight greatly in the Lord.
Please pray with me today’s prayer; Gracious God, it is hard to believe that you think so much of me that you have clothed me in Jesus’ righteousness, so dearly won for me on the cross. Amen.