Daily Devotions


Day 495

"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD"

Text: Isaiah 61:10


The LORD’s prophetic word of promise must elicit an appropriate response. We have an example of a wonderful response here.

“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its bud,
As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,
So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
to spring forth before all the nations.”
Isaiah 61:10-11

1. Delight in the LORD:

a) Because of knowledge of who God is.

b) Because of a strong faith-relationship sustained.

2. Rejoicing in the LORD:

a) Because of His promises.

b) Because a great sense of hope in the heart.

3. Joyous thanksgiving:

a) Because God has given garments of salvation.

b) Because He has given a robe of righteousness.

c) Comparison of Joy.

i) Compared to an adorned happy bridegroom.

ii) Compared to a well-adorned and happy bride.

4. Illustration

a) Good soil that causes a seed to grow well.

b) A garden that is thriving.

5. The LORD will cause the following to grow well:

a) True Righteousness.

b) Spirit of praise.

c) God will cause righteousness to take root and to spread out.