“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10
The work of the cross in my life is a reason for joy! The salvation that flowed from Calvary’s hill is something to get excited about. A great exchange has taken place. My filthy garments have been discarded, thrown to the ground, and I am now adorned with a “robe of righteousness.” The sinner I used to be now stands as a “bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
Salvation is beautiful. Salvation looks good on you, my Friends. He has done a great work in our lives. His redemption has made us new. No longer are we what we used to be. No longer do we carry the weight of the past. The cross has performed for us what we never could.
In that, we are joyful! Comfort has come “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified” (Isaiah 61:3).
Yes, our souls have many reasons to be very joyful in what God has done for us. We have been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 1:18-19). We have been brought in as children of God (John 1:12; Romans 8:15). We have been cleaned up and made beautiful from the inside out (2 Corinthians 4:16). And we are now called by His name (Jeremiah 15:6).
Yes, my soul is joyful. Yes, my soul rejoices in my God! “Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away” (Isaiah 51:11).
Everything on this earth that has tried to dull your joy will be stripped away when “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).
With these promises in my heart, my soul SHALL BE joyful in my GOD!
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