Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 13, 2017

“And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you.”

Today’s devotion comes from Isaiah chapter 62.

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
The nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new name
Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.
You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,”
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”;
But you will be called, “My delight is in her,”
And your land, “Married”;
For the Lord delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
So your sons will marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So your God will rejoice over you.

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;
And give Him no rest until He establishes
And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
The Lord has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
“I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”
But those who garner it will eat it and praise the Lord;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.

10 Go through, go through the gates,
Clear the way for the people;
Build up, build up the highway,
Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.
11 Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes;
Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
12 And they will call them, “The holy people,
The redeemed of the Lord”;
And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.”  Isaiah chapter 62.

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The theme of this chapter is the LORD’s love and salvation for His people.

“…  And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So your God will rejoice over you.”  Verse 5.

“…  For the Lord delights in you, …”  Verse 4.

“You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.”  Verse 3.

“The Lord your God is in your midst,
A victorious warrior.
He will exult over you with joy,
He will be quiet in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”  Zephaniah 3:17.

“Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes;  …”  Verse 11.

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her salvation like a torch that is burning.”  Verse 1.

“And they will call them, “The holy people,
The redeemed of the Lord”;  …”  Verse 12.

Does this Scripture portray the god of other doctrine who supposedly loves everybody but waits with arms folded to see who will exercise their alleged free-will to choose him?

Or, does this Scripture portray the God of Scripture, “A victorious warrior”, Who only deeply loves His chosen people and Who does everything for their salvation? 

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