October 15 at 9:49am
“For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have SWORN that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I SWORN that I would not be angry with you,
nor rebuke you.
For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
The good news of the gospel is that God will NEVER be angry with us. He only has to declare this, but He wanted us to be so sure of His intention so He SWORE in His Word that He would never be angry with us again.
Today’s verses are from Isaiah 54, which is right after the famous messianic chapter of the sufferings of Christ in Isaiah 53. Therefore, Isaiah 54 is spelling out the triumphs and spoils of His sufferings.
Do you know why God will never be angry with us again? It is because of what Christ has accomplished for us!
On the cross, God poured out all His just anger on the body of His Son. Jesus exhausted all the fiery indignation of a holy God against all our sins. And because our sins have already been punished, God, who is a holy and just God, shares the Life of Christ in us by His Holy Spirit. God’s holiness is now on your side, actually, within us. His righteousness is now for you, not against you. You are His beloved, in whom He is well pleased, because of Jesus’ finished work!
When you believe this truth, you will have the confidence to face every challenge with boldness, knowing that you have God’s unmerited favor on your side! Go, you do not have to sin any more.