Saturday, December 11, 2010

Second Week of Advent: Saturday

GOD'S SPIRIT IS UPON HIM

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,

To proclaim the year of the LORD's favor -
and the day of vengeance of our God.

To comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion.
To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

(NIV)

4 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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Patience said...

Thank you for posting those verses. They have been a blessing to me.

stranger.strange.land said...

I am glad they have been a blessing to you, Patience. I love the tradition of the Advent Season, with a different passage of Scripture on which to meditate each day for the four weeks preceeding Christmas Day.

Craig

stranger.strange.land said...

@Steve Finnell

Thank you for visiting this blog and commenting.

May you keep "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our SaviourJesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works"

Craig