Salvation Is Near
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
— Isaiah 30:15
Throughout the Old Testament we read about the Israelites rebelling against the Lord and then returning back to him.
Passages like this one are cornerstone: “If you return to the Lord, then your broth- ers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him” (2 Chronicles 30:9).
Because of what Jesus did on the cross, I don’t have to wait to repent. I can find rest and strength in the Lord today. That certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t wrestle with Jesus on a daily basis over my wants and needs (see Psalm 13:2), but it does mea ...
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