[QTVOTD] A crown in His hand…

“And the nations shall see your righteousness and vindication [your rightness and justice—not your own, but His ascribed to you], and all kings shall behold your salvation and glory; and you shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the Lord shall name. You shall also be [so beautiful and prosperous as to be thought of as] a crown of glory and honor in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God.” Isaiah 62:2-3 ->me: God holds us up a sign to the watching world that He is King. The Thompson Chain reference seems to think that the new name is “Christians” as Acts 11:26 talks about. When I have embraced His righteousness, vindication, and salvation, He holds us in His hand as a prized possession to share as a talking piece of pride. We are an accomplishment of His saving work and grace. Rather than puffing me up, this image of myself as a gem sitting in God’s hand as a favored item of His is incredibly humbling and convicting…that I don’t deserve that place or to be viewed that way. APPLICATION: I must accept in gratefulness this favor and put into practice the daily effort to reflect that place in my life. To ensure that the Anointed One’s saving work on me is loved and appreciated through my works through faith until He comes again.

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