Today's reading Isaiah 52:1 - Isaiah 66:18
" I will greatly rejoice in the Lord..." Isaiah 6:10 KJB
I really enjoyed the reading today because it seemed to really bring home how much God really does care for us and love us.
God says "great mercies" (54:7), not just mercies but great mercies. Then He says "everlasting kindness" (54:8), like just God's plan kindness is not enough. No, he has to offer us everlasting kindness. When God wants to tell us how he will pardon us he says "abundantly pardon" (55:7). How do we still not get this? How do we still think our own goodness or our own works will save us. God has done it so thoroughly and completely. Salvation is just waiting for us. He has not just offered salvation to us, He has "clothed me with the garments of Salvation" (61:10). I am so completely covered there is nothing left for me to do.
Thank you Lord for your wonderful gift of Salvation.