Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
October 13 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 52-54
Food for Thought: Is. 53; 54:14, 17
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord! Isaiah meticulously spells out this heritage in great detail, and it is well worth it to take the time to read it aloud, attentively, taking the time to absorb the significance of each component and benefit, receiving it in the depths of your spirit.
Lest anyone conclude that this scripture only applies to the Old Testament believers, or only to Israel, or only “figuratively,” let us see the application of this heritage as it relates to Jesus Christ and the New Testament believers. The gift of righteousness provided by the Lord (Is. 52:17) through Jesus is explained in Romans 5:17: “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” For further confirmation that the Lord has given us righteousness and made us the righteousness of God through Jesus, notice II Corinthians 5:21: “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
The God-given righteousness is what places us in position to receive the heritage which comes with many, many advantages, as Isaiah lists. In addition to the salvation of our souls, our healing is included. Healing of our soul, heart, mind, and body. This provision of healing is confirmed in I Peter 2:24: “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” So with the same amount of faith that it takes to be saved from sin, one could also receive the healing that Jesus provided when He sacrificed His body on our behalf.
The heritage of the Lord is so complete that it covers every need that we could possibly have. So it would be to our benefit to read it often, perhaps daily, and profess with our mouths in faith our receptivity to every detail of it as it applies to our lives. As we put the Word to work on our behalf, we will see the great things of the heritage of the Lord take place in our life.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):