The Lord Be With You Today!
“For your Maker is your Husband—the Lord Almighty is His Name—
(He Who claims Israel as His bride and declares He is her Husband
is the very One Who created this people Israel.
This One Who is Israel's Husband is none other than the Lord God Most High,
the mighty Lord of Hosts Who is Creator
and Who rules over all the hosts of heaven and earth.
And today He has declared that we are His Bride, the very Bride of Christ.)
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
(As a bride who has been exiled in disgrace and weakness and without beauty,
Israel now belongs to the Lord as He claims Her as His Own
and declares His redemption of her, redemption from all she had become.
As her nearest relation, her nearest relative,
based on the fact that He Himself created her,
the Lord is now claiming her as belonging to Him,
to redeem her completely from her past and to protect her
from any other claims that might be made over her.
Her Redeemer is none other than Holy God.
Today, we are now redeemed from everything in us that is not of God our Creator.
What great love and freedom from sin Christ extends to us today!)
He is called the God of all the earth."
(Where once before He had been known as the God of Israel,
now He takes His rightful title as God over all the earth.
Now He reveals Himself to us and all the peoples of the earth as God and Lord.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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