Sent to Preach Good Things

Sent to Preach Good Things
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How
beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and
bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15

This passage is quoted from Isaiah 52 and is the beginning of the
immediate context of chapter 53 which tells the good tidings themselves.
Namely, how that our Lord Jesus Christ was despised and rejected by us.
And that He was a Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief, and how that
He was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities.
It proclaims the glad tidings that the chastisement of our peace was
upon Him and that with His stripes we are healed. He actually and
eternally healed our souls by His stripes. His sin-atoning death
accomplished our salvation. His death was victorious and successful and
those for whom He died obtained eternal redemption thereby (Heb 9:12).
You see why these feet are so beautiful; because they bring tidings of
the sovereign, gracious, almighty Savior Who died for and saved His
people from their sins. The One prophesied of there in Isaiah 52:7 is
Christ Himself. He said in Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon
me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel (glad tidings) to
the poor . . . The Apostle Paul correctly uses this prophecy to apply to
all of God’s preachers, because we are sent with one message, and it is
His message, the message of Isaiah 53, and the whole Bible. The glad of
tidings of Jesus Christ the Lord and what He did for sinners.
Chris Cunningham

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