Isaiah 12 (ESV)
Isaiah chapter 11 spoke powerfully of the reign of the Messiah as king over all the earth. This brief chapter of praise comes from the heart of the one who has surrendered to the Messiah as king, and enjoys the benefits of the Lord’s reign.
The Lord Is My Strength and My Song
You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”
A wonderful thought to remember often during each day!
Psalm 118:14 (ESV)
The Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
Exodus 15:2 (NASB)
The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
This is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will extol Him.
3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
John 4:13-14 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
4 And you will say in that day:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.
5 “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.
6 Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
This gives two reasons for great praise. First, because of who God is: the Holy One of Israel. Second, because of where God is: in your midst — Immanuel, God with us. Each of these gives everyone reason to praise God!
The chapter instructs us to “Sing praises . . . shout, and sing for joy,” for God is with us. We can gladly obey with this rendition of “Joy to the World.” Click HERE to hear Pentatonix sing Isaac Watts’ hymn.