A song of your salvation

I’ve been thinking a lot about the assurance of salvation lately. How do you know that you are, indeed, truly saved and not merely deceiving yourself? There are a lot of comforting answers to this, but just one is how much sacred scripture resonates in your soul. It’s the difference between reading words and having the Holy Spirit bring those words alive inside of you — to make you zealous and passionate about the truth that you’re absorbing.

I couldn’t help but feel that when I read Isaiah 12, a relatively short chapter that comes on the heels of Isaiah’s 11 amazing prophecy concerning the coming of Jesus Christ. In Isaiah 12, the prophet writes a song of salvation that should echo and resonate in the hearts of any who are called to Christ.

It’s also an illustrated history of our salvation journey:

  • Our sinful state and subsequent forgiveness through grace in verse 1: “For though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.”
  • A declaration of the one who saves  in verse 2: “Behold, God is my salvation”
  • A statement of faith and assurance in verse 2: “I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song”
  • A picture of daily life in the state of grace in verse 3: “With joy [I] will draw water from the wells of salvation.”
  • A call of faithful living and evangelism in verse 4: ““Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.”
  • A reminder of where God is in your life in verse 6: “Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

We don’t wait to find out if we are saved at the end of our life; we daily draw from the well of our salvation, to experience the grace, the sanctification, and the love of our Lord and Savior. Hallelujah!

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