I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10
This may seem a bit strange or foreign to many of you, but as I read these verses this morning, I became so excited, tears came to my eyes and I wanted to jump up from my chair and shout. I had to express my praise. I had to do something!
You see, we were created to worship the Lord, to have fellowship with Him. If we don’t, the bible says that the rocks will cry out. Deuteronomy 10:14 says that the earth and heavens belong to the Lord and all that’s in it. We belong to Him! He has wrapped us up in garments of salvation covered us with a robe of righteousness. Do you see that? He IS our salvation. He has saved us from every trace of sin, sickness, pain, poverty and disease.
Imagine a bride on her wedding day all decked out in the most beautiful dress and jewelry. Spare no expense! That’s what the Lord is saying here. Jaw dropping, extravagent beauty. If that doesn’t make you want to just shout out a praise before the Lord, you need to check your pulse.
Father, I praise you! With everything that is in me, I praise you! With my lips I bless your name. With my ears, I hear you speaking. With my eyes, I behold your goodness. My arms are lifted to you in worship. My feet do their happy dance! I’m so excited to spend this day in your service, proclaiming your love to the world. I will not waste my time thinking of things that are wrong, but on things that are right for behold, you make all things new. It’s in Jesus’ name and for your eternal glory, amen.