Passage: Isaiah 52:1~12  

Key verse: 7

Because of her sin, Israel was defiled, sold, and taken away for nothing. She was oppressed and mocked. God’s name was blasphemed by those who oppressed her, but the time came for her to wear garments of splendor, shake off dust, and sit enthroned like a queen in Jerusalem. For God will restore them as he foretold. God owes no one anything to redeem Zion. He redeems his people by his grace so that they may know that the LORD is the Savior, the Holy One of Israel. We are redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus, not by silver or gold. This is the sheer grace of God.

The good news is that God is coming to redeem his people. It is a message of peace and salvation. It will come true when our God reigns. When sin, death, and Satan reign, we suffer in darkness, but when God reigns, we shout for joy, taste salvation, and experience peace and comfort. All the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. It is not world powers that reign, but it is our God who reigns. When we know that our God reigns, we can overcome fear and proclaim the gospel of Jesus. God wants to spread the good news of salvation to all nations. The feet of those who deliver the message of God’s hope to those who never heard it are indeed beautiful. 

Prayer: Lord, thank you for redeeming me by the blood of Jesus. May your kingdom come! Help me bring the gospel of Jesus to the ends of the earth.

One Word: Our God reigns!