The Lord Be With You Today!
Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim His praise in the islands.
(The Lord has placed Himself in covenant relationship with us,
He has provided release today for us from bondage and oppression,
He has made deliverance for us His priority,
and His character and acts are the reason we give Him glory.
Because He is Who He is, the Great I AM,
the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent Jehovah God,
we can do nothing except give Him glory.
The absolute wonder of our relationship with this God Whom we serve
is that He invites us to acknowledge Him.
He doesn’t demand it of us.
However, when we really see Who He is,
we can do nothing except lift our praise to Him.)
The Lord will march out like a Champion,
(Because He has declared He is in covenant with us,
He has chosen and vowed to champion us, to champion our cause.
Our God is for us and not against us. He comes to our defense.)
like a Warrior He will stir up His zeal;
(As our Protector, He rouses Himself and stirs Himself to action on our behalf.
He rushes to fight for us at the first moment He sees our need or hears our cry.)
with a shout He will raise the battle cry
and will triumph over His enemies.
(When He enters the battle, we can be assured that He wins. He triumphs.
For us today, we know that He battles on our behalf
and are assured that He always wins. He never loses. Losing is not possible,
which means, because we belong to Him, we are on the winning side.
Because He is our Champion, because He is our own Warrior,
because He triumphs on our behalf, today we praise Him without reservation,
withholding nothing from Him, giving ourselves to Him completely.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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