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Complete Joy Can’t Keep Quiet – December 22, 2023

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

Complete Joy Can’t Keep Quiet

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Daily Devotion – December 22, 2023

Devotion based on Isaiah 61:10

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When a small child receives a gift she cherishes, she can’t keep quiet. On Christmas morning, she unwraps it. It’s the little princess tiara and dress fit for royalty. The expression of joy turns into a shout. She can’t keep quiet. She puts them on, wears them with pride, and announces to every person she sees that day, “Look what I got!”

Our Bible passage for today describes this kind of joy, except the person rejoicing isn’t excited about a toy tiara and pretend princess dress. This is the joy of a person who has been spiritually clothed like royalty.

Jesus has removed our sins, the filthy rags that never adequately covered us. He doesn’t give us a flimsy facade to hide behind. He fully clothes us in his complete salvation, and he wraps us tightly in the robe of his righteousness so that we are completely covered by his perfection. He crowns us with his royal status and eternal victory.

Those who know about these gifts can’t keep quiet! They shout, “Look what I got! Look what my God has given me.”

Come, King Jesus, and fill my heart with the joy of my salvation and my lips with praise. Amen.

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