Our new daily devotional will be a re-post from Words Of Hope. We re-post this with permission of Words of Hope. God bless you!
The Way of Holiness
December 29, 2019
Read: Isaiah 35:8-10
And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness. (v. 8)
Interstate highways all look pretty much the same. Just pick the right number—I-75, I-80—and take it where you want to go. But there was a time, when there weren’t so many of them, that highways were special. Sometimes they had names, and the names were magical: The Dixie Highway, Chicago Drive, Route 66. Isaiah’s highway has a name too.
The highway God promises to build will be called the Holy Way, because those who travel on it will be redeemed and sanctified. It will be plain to see and impossible to lose. Even careless travelers won’t go astray, once they have been brought into the way. So good that nothing evil will enter it, so clear that no one who is the Lord’s can miss it, so safe that nothing can hurt those who travel it—this is the Lord’s highway through the wilderness of this world. Travelers on this road sing songs of rejoicing, because they know that the way they are on is leading them to Zion; in other words, it’s taking them home.
So when will it happen? The lame leaping, blind eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped, sorrow and sighing forever banished; when will we see that? The answer is: when our God comes to save us. Until then, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God . . . will come and save you” (Isa. 35:4). —David Bast
As you pray, give thanks that the Lord has already come to save us, and ask him to return and finish the job.