Some good news for God’s people from Isaiah 54.

This is true. In Jesus.

Is 54:9-10

“To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
never to rebuke you again.
Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Is 54:17

no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord.

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Scripture of the day: Isaiah 50:7-9

I read this the other day. No doubt these are the words of Christ himself as well as Isaiah, but are they not also our words now that our accuser has been silenced by Jesus’ work on the cross?

Sometimes the great accuser confronts the believer with his or her sin. Satan’s arguments are forceful and convincing. They can throw you into despondency, depression, self-condemnation, spiritual apathy, faithlessness, prayerlessness.

But God’s word speaks into such situations. Remember that the accuser cannot now accuse those who are in Christ. And remember that He who vindicates you is near.

7But the Lord GOD helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
(R) therefore I have set my face like a flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame.

8(S) He who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary?
Let him come near to me.
9(T) Behold, the Lord GOD helps me;
who will declare me guilty?
Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
the moth will eat them up.

Scripture of the day

Colossians 1: 15-20

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

And so if He is the first born of all creation, for Whom and by Whom all things were created, in Whom all things hold together, if He is our head, if He is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, if He has preeminence in everything, then what need is there for circumstances to change? What have we to fear? Christ is King. He is risen, and He reigns. He is supreme, and He is sufficient.