"Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the Glory of the Lord shall be thy re-reward.” Isaiah 58:8
To really understand today’s verse we must look at Isaiah 58:6-7, the two verses directly before verse 8.
"Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?"
In those two verses the Bible indicates that we should loose the chains of the oppressed, offering them freedom by teaching them about God. It infers that, when we make the decision to aid others in seeing the Glory of God, His Light will shine within us so brightly, others will “see” who He is through us. And, more importantly, if somehow our health fails, we “shall recover speedily.” God‘s Glory will be our “re-reward,” a term that literally means our rear guard. So, what does this mean for you?
Just imagine for a moment, like God’s unseen army surrounding the prophet Elijah, God will empower His heavenly army to be your rear guard —literally covering your back when we make a point of telling others about Him. —Well, I don’t know about you, but that alone should make you want to run outside and tell your entire neighborhood about Jesus! L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today's verse in your journal. Don't forget to make it personal to you.
Study Reference: Isaiah 58:6-8
Excerpt from: "Your Thoughts: Your Rear Guard."
In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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