Is 61...Love this passage. "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has annointed me to preach good news to the poor, He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.....To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and the garment of praise instead of a spirit of dispair, that they may be called OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, the planting of the Lord for the DISPLAY OF HIS SPLENDOR."
I remember the first time I really read this passage....thinking, oh how I wish I could be a display of His splendor. I felt so unworthy of it, so inadequate. Then, a godly person spoke to me and said..."You already are." What me? How? She must not realize who I am, what I have done.
However, the truth is that we all are a Display of His Splendor if we are in Christ Jesus. It doesn't matter what we have done, where we have been. He erases all of it, as far as the east is from the west! (Ps. 103:12) When we give our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, He takes away all the sin, all our past mistakes. ALL of them and makes us an Oak of Righteousness in Him, to be a Display of His Splendor! We are righteous not because of anything we have done or anything we can do, but because of the price He paid. We can be a display of His splendor...... only because of Him.
Think on that today, you are a Display of His Splendor, dear one.