21 December 2018 – Isaiah 12:2-6 (NIV)

21 December 2018 – Isaiah 12:2-6 (NIV)

Scripture

Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water
    from the wells of salvation.

In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
    let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
    for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

Reflection

The prophet Isaiah was active during the fall of Israel. During his time, Israel was destroyed and South Judah became decadent. It was under these circumstances, that the prophet Isaiah foretold God’s judgment and salvation when Jesus returns.

Today’s passage echoes the confidence and joy that Isaiah himself has in his salvation. This song is also an attempt to let the world know about the day of the Lord. He wanted to share the good news with the people because of the joy he experienced (Woowon).

Thoughts for the day

  • Did you know that Jesus Christ did not bring judgment but salvation to you?
  • Have you thought about bringing this good news to others especially during the Christmas season?

Prayer

Pray for those who are spiritually lost that they may surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ and receive salvation in His name.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.