The Lord Be With You Today!
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,
(The Lord’s message to us today is
that He wants us to be comforted, to give each other comfort,
to comfort ourselves in the Lord.
He is speaking directly to us today, to "Jerusalem,"
declaring that those challenges and hardships that have beset us
do not and will not last forever because He has set a limit on them,
that He has embraced us despite our sin and has set us free in Him,
that He has forgiven our disobedience and rebellion.)
that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
(He has paid for our sin of being lukewarm, of being unforgiving,
of harboring anger and resentment, of disobedience, of trying to be in control,
of being focused on material things rather than the things of God,
of turning our backs on Him and pursuing other gods.
He not only does He forgive us of all our sins,
He not only puts those sins behind us,
but He adds blessing upon blessing to us,
in fact, even twice the amount of blessing as we had suffered hardships.
He sets us free today to rejoice in His forgiveness and deliverance and blessings!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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