Scripture: from verses 11 and 12
My word…shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace…
Observation: Yesterday I happened to read an article about the new show that Rob Bell is doing in collaboration with Oprah. During his first episode, he said that “[The cross] is a living breathing demonstration of God reconciling to God’s self, all things.”
And here we have God promising to do just that. His Word will go out and accomplish His purpose. The things God speaks will come to pass. And His purpose is that we go out in joy and be led forth in peace. God has spoken His Word to accomplish our reconciliation.
This gets crazier when you remember that Yeshua is described as The Word (John 1). God’s whole Being, bringing about our peace. He has no other purpose.
Application: Posts about things God is doing frequently don’t have much in the way of application. This is one of them.
Prayer: Yeshua, thank you for reconciling all things to yourself. Thank you for making a way for me to have joy and peace. Help me to follow where you want me to go. Amen.