So is the coming Day a good day or a bad day?
It all depends on whether you’re part of God’s repentant remnant.
For those who turn away from their idols and put their trust in God and His Messiah, this will be a day of deliverance and salvation.
But for those who put their hope in something else — in anything else — it will be a terrible day of calamity and darkness.
In the words of Isaiah, the Lord has a day. Are you ready for it?
If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.Isaiah 7:9
May God’s people be firm in faith — firm in our trust in God’s Messiah, the King, the Servant, and the Savior.
The Messianic King brings judgment. Jesus loves us too much to leave us in our sin. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus issues judgments upon anger, lust, breaking your promises, retaliating, hating your enemies, greed, worry, and more. And to trust in Him is to trust in His judgment — for His judgment is just and true.
The Messianic Servant brings comfort. Jesus loves us too much to leave us uncomforted. He speaks words of consolation to those who are broken by their sin. In the Gospels, Jesus has compassion on the crowds — for they were like sheep without a shepherd. To trust in Him is to trust in His comfort — for there is no comfort like the Lord’s comfort.
And the Messianic Savior brings hope. Jesus loves us too much to leave us in our disillusionment. He gives us hope of a coming day when all of our enemies are defeated once and for all. And to trust in Him is to hope in Him — for He is truly the hope of glory.
If you’d like to begin this new year by placing your trust in Jesus — by confessing His lordship in baptism — you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up a time to talk.
Though my sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow when I turn to Him in repentance.
The Lord has a day. Are you ready for it?
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Sovereign Lord who makes all things new, he who has ears, let him hear.