Today’s passage: Isaiah 12
- This chapter contains two songs of praise and thanksgiving.
- Verse 1 and 4 give the introduction, “In that day”
- Both songs end with reason for joy!
- In order to have joy drawing from the wells of salvation, you first have to realize that your attempts to save yourself would prove futile.
- But when you humble yourself and receive salvation, you receive joy and God gets glory and praise!
- When God is your greatest delight and joy, it brings you more joy when others see and rejoice with you.
- Joy in God fuels evangelism.
Questions to consider:
- What produces genuine, sincere shouting and singing? When does God become someone we would shout and sing about (Not in the future, in the present)?
- Does the greatness of God amaze you? What are the reasons (And there are many) that we should be amazed by God’s greatness? What things tend to distract us/allure us in such a way that God drops in the order of significance in our heart?
- If what keeps you from enjoying God is people, how do you need to think about those people differently? How does gaining their temporary favor compare to having Christ forever? What do they need? What could be their greatest joy?