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IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS

March 22, 2016

Tuesday

 

Isaiah 51:5

 

My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, And My arms will judge the peoples; The coastlands will wait for Me, And for My arm they will wait expectantly.

 

 

LESSON

 

The righteousness, salvation, and strong judgment that the Lord promised to bring would be greater than just Israel’s emancipation from Babylon, however, because the nations would anticipate it. Cyrus brought deliverance to the Israelites from Babylon, but the Servant would bring salvation to the nations of the world. The furthest reaches of humanity wait expectantly for God’s delivering power, in the sense that everyone wants someone to correct the mess we are in, not that they know how salvation will come. This salvation was imminent, the Lord promised, as imminent as Messiah’s appearing.

Chapter 51 is an exhortation, a call to the faithful remnant to listen to God. It is a message of hope, of joy, of salvation to the righteous, to those who seek the Lord. Even in difficult times, listening to God & remembering our history with Him.

 

Memory Verse: Romans 4:13

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