God’s Word of Praise and Thanksgiving
Isaiah 12:1-6: This passage is in the form of a psalm of thanksgiving, praising God our savior.
Hymn of Thanksgiving
1A day is coming when people will sing,
“I praise you, Lord! You were angry with me,
but now you comfort me and are angry no longer.
2 God is my savior;
I will trust him and not be afraid.
The Lord gives me power and strength;
he is my savior.
3As fresh water brings joy to the thirsty,
so God’s people rejoice when he saves them.”
4A day is coming when people will sing,
“Give thanks to the Lord! Call for him to help you!
Tell all the nations what he has done!
Tell them how great he is!
5Sing to the Lord because of the great things he has done.
Let the whole world hear the news.
6Let everyone who lives in Zion shout and sing!
Israel’s holy God is great,
and he lives among his people.”
Today’s Key Verse: Isaiah 12:5
Sing to the LORD because of the great things he has done. Let the whole world hear the news.
Today’s reading is considered to be an appended section to Isaiah 11:1-16 (yesterday’s reading) since it envisions a time of praise following the restoration of Israel and Judah and the reign of a righteous king. For what is God being praised? Verse 5 encourages singing to God because of the great things he has done. What great things has God done in your life? What will you “sing” about God today?
Holy God, I sing your praises, proclaiming the great things you have done. May the good news of your salvation be spread throughout the world. Amen.
Luke 17:11-19: Jesus heals ten men with leprosy.