I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10, NIV)
We recognize Isaiah 61 as the words of Jesus as he began his public ministry (See Luke 4). What is most striking is what this Redeemer, this Messiah, came to accomplish. For many, it was NOT what they expected the Messiah to do.
Make a list of all of the things the speaker of Isaiah 61 says he will do. How well do these actions describe those of your own life? What can you do to better be about doing these things?
How have you found following Jesus a reversal for your life, turning ashes into beauty, mourning into joy, etc.?
What are some of the ways you demonstrate your delight in the Lord to others?