Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on October 19, 2013 · Posted in Gospel

Because of the commitment of God to his word and his covenant, we have a sure hope. 


My wife, Ruth, was a faithful servant of her Lord. The Lord did redeem her as he promised. Today that promise was kept as Ruth went to be with her God as she left behind her dead body and entered into the wonder of eternity. The hope of heaven is not a random one. It is made sure because of the commitment of God. May this hope motivate you and change you in all that you are and do.


“Remember these things, O Jacob,
    and Israel, for you are my servant;
I formed you; you are my servant;
    O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud
    and your sins like mist;
return to me, for I have redeemed you.

Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it;
    shout, O depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
    O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
    and will be glorified in Israel.”

From Isaiah 44

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.