Daily Devotion

Isaiah 40:1-2

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

Devotion

Scholars have divided the book of Isaiah into three distinctive segments; chapters 1-39. 40-55, and 56-66. Today´s text opens the second section of Isaiah´s book and in the previous section, the prophet has pronounced mainly oracles of judgment. Now, beginning with Isaiah 40, the tone shifts to being predominantly full of comfort and blessing, full of the glory of God. The sins of Judah are fully forgiven and now it is time for God to comfort and bless his people. Our God is a forgiving and loving God. He does not rejoice in the suffering of his people. We suffer as a corrective measure for us to return to him and amend our ways. Therefore, whenever we face suffering we should not rash to question God but we should first amend our ways. Let us always learn to repent of our sinful ways.

Let Us Pray.

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the

throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as

Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created

order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with

you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and

forever. Amen

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