Thursday, September 8, 2011

Oaks of Righteousness

There are those who gain our attention and respect because of how they grieve over their losses.  They are such a testimony to God's faithfulness and provision.

Isaiah was sent to preach good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted . . . . . ., provide for those who grieve in Zion . . . . .(Isaiah 61:1-3)  Isaiah says of those who grieve in Zion- "They shall be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendor." (Isaiah 61:3c)  Those who grieve are very special to the Lord.  He wants to give them a crown of beauty, the oil of gladness, a garment of praise and they will be called "oaks of righteousness."

The Lord plants these "oaks of righteousness" and there is a purpose - "for the display of His splendor."  When we experience deep hurts and losses, we have a God-given opportunity to display the splendor of the Lord.  Will we be called "oaks of righteousness?"  Will we display His splendor?


  1. Yes, God provides for everything even i the tough times. I used to wonder how people made it through the tough times and now I know...God gives us the peace that transcends all understanding. Thanks for sharing, Jean