Songs of Deliverance
“With joy shall you draw water…”
Read Isaiah 12
It is difficult for us to be thankful when receiving a punishment that we deserve. But, chastisement can be necessary to correct our evil ways. It also acts as a deterrent. The children of Israel experienced the wrath of God, but now they were thankful that His wrath had passed and that they have again been received in mercy. Once again, they may draw the water of life with joy out of the wells of salvation. Water is a sign of life and especially a sign of life that comes from God. The Lord grants life and joy to His people through His gifts after a season of wrath and chastisements.
The nation was called to proclaim the wondrous deeds of the Lord. In thanksgiving for His deliverance, they ought to testify of Him. They could not resist this obligation, for everyone must honour the Holy One of Israel. He is worthy of all adoration. Let us also seek to proclaim the great deeds of the Lord in our immediate surroundings.
What do you think is meant by “the wells of salvation”?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: [email protected]