Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tues., 5/19/15 Devotion (Isa. 19:24-25)

Today's encouragement comes from Isaiah 19:24 & 25, where we read these words:

"In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, 'Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inherit-ance.' "

These two verses (above) end a remarkable section of scripture, that de-scribe the era in which we currently live. Egypt, Assyria, Israel, and every other nation on earth are all now "leveled" in the New Covenant church. No one country has prominence over another, since elect souls in all of them are brought into the one church, by grace through faith in the one Savior, Christ.

Let us thank God that this day has come. Had it not, most of us who are reading these words would still be in darkness, and in the condemnation of our sins. But now, Jesus has proclaimed His gospel to the whole world—through His church. May His Name be blessed for this!

[Puritan quote of the day: "Christ's blood is the object of faith, and faith brings peace.” —William Bridge, in, "A Lifting Up for the Downcast"]