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(Just as the Lord has declared He will bring His salvation to His people,
the Lord not only will draw near the people of the world,
the Lord not only will extend His salvation to the nations,
but He will execute His righteous purposes justly.
His righteous justice will not be withheld,
nor will any force be able to stop or hinder it
because it is founded in the very strength and power of God Himself.
As surely as the Lord has extended to the broader world of nations
His justice, His salvation, His message of hope and forgiveness,
so He extends that same justice, that same Word,
that same message of hope in Him,
to each of us as individuals, to our own personal sphere,
to our own personal needs.
No matter where we have been wronged,
no matter even what wrong we ourselves have done,
the arm of His strength will justify, vindicate, support, and defend us,
not because we are worthy, but because He is just and righteous
and mercifully chooses to carry out His justice and redemption for us.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,