ISAIAH 61:7-9 “INSTEAD OF SHAME MY PEOPLE WILL RECEIVE A DOUBLE PORTION…ALL WHO SEE THEM WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ARE A PEOPLE THE LORD HAS BLESSED.”
Being a Christian is not the most popular cause these days. If we aren’t careful we can sometimes find ourselves almost apologizing for our conservative values. Isaiah, 2700 years ago, indicates that has always been true. But the Lord promises, IF WE STICK IT OUT, our lives will have DOUBLE THE BLESSINGS, DOUBLE THE SERENITY, DOUBLE THE JOY, DOUBLE THE FULFILLMENT. And interestingly, our adversaries will reluctantly acknowledge our enviable lives!