[QTVOTD] Its all here…

“But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 ->me: What a fabulous verse! First, God tells us that He is not just involved in the ‘nice’ things of life; if He were then how grim would out plight be in this menacing world. Then, He goes on to say that this peace in knowing that He will never against take His wrath out on His people is a ‘Heritage’ received straight from His presence; through the saving work of His Servant. In chapters 40 and following Isaiah uses Servant as singular but moving forward through the rest of his book, ‘servants’ is plural. This harkens back to Isaiah 53:11 ‘my righteous Servant’ provides righteousness for the ‘many’. The Servant, by His saving work, creates servants…IN Him. So again, way back here in the old testament (Isaiah) we are told of our justification through the work of Jesus. Additionally, when we reproduce Him in ourselves by FOLLOWING Him, righteousness is made complete in us. The whole message of the new testament is right here!

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