Posted originally at Knowing God Through His Word…Day by Day (Bible-daily.org)
Isaiah 12:3-5 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 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.
Missions flows from JOY in God, the Source of Living Water and eternal life, according to Isaiah, and RESULTS in more JOY in God, as it is spread! Here we see that those who have found their joy and satisfaction in God, in Jesus Christ, will be the kind of people that:
- Give thanks to God
- Call on His name (trust in His character, His reputation, His reknown)
- Tell of what He has done, and in doing so, exalt (lift up) His name (His character, His reputation, His reknown)–and they not only tell, they SING for joy!
Who do they tell? Where do they sing? Why do they do this?
Among the peoples, in all the earth, for the joy and glory of God…MISSIONS!