Isaiah 12… My Personal “Song of Salvation!”

isaiah 12 & psalm 126This morning my Bible reading during “coffee with the Lord” included Isaiah 12. It’s a “salvation song!” I’m aware that the broader context for it is Isaiah 6-11. It especially addresses God’s salvation and deliverance from Assyria and other nations that God allowed to be His agent of judgment and discipline for their sin. It also has a future aspect pointing to the One who would fulfill the role of “the Righteous Branch” which was/and will be ultimately fulfilled in Christ! So it is first of all “Israel’s song of salvation” (check out Isaiah 11:16 which is the bridge to Isaiah 12)…

But it is also MY SONG OF SALVATION (and I hope yours)! So what follows in a PERSONAL ADAPTATION of what it says…

“I will say in that day [the day of MY salvation!]: ‘I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away and you comfort me!’ Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.! With joy I will draw water from the wells of salvation! And I will say in that day: ‘Give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name! Make known His deeds among the peoples! Proclaim that His name is exalted! Sing praises to the LORD, for He has done glorious things! Let this be made known in all the earth! Shout, and sing for joy… for great is the Holy One of Israel!’” (A personal adaptation of Isaiah 12)

One day it will be Israel’s song (as it was when they returned from captivity in Babylon – check out Psalm 126)! BUT NOW IT IS MY SONG (and I made it mine again this morning)! And I hope it is your “Song of Salvation!”

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