Scripture Reading: Isaiah 28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people
Reflections: The Prophet Isaiah sees far ahead into time where God will redeem his people from tribulations. The redemptive act according to the prophecy will be occasioned with the adorning of God’s people where God will be set forth as their crown and diadem. A crown and a diadem are special head gears reserved for kings and people of royalty. While the crown is made of a metal, the diadem is made of a special cloth which is tied around the head (turban) with an ornament fixed in the forehead area. God becoming the crown and diadem of His people is figurative and indicates that God’s people will be restored unto unparalleled glory and honor. The key lesson here is that God does not just redeem us from troubles we go through but ensures that afterwards we are honored and respected in life. Indeed you are redeemed unto glory and honor!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am grateful that I am redeemed not just to live ordinarily but to bask in honor and glory!
Confession: My redemption is accompanied by a life of glory and honor!