“Land, don’t be afraid. Be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things.”

The Lord exalts in His people and rejoices with them. He tells them not to be afraid any longer for all punishment and wrath has now passed away. He Himself has dealt with the problem and the disgrace has passed over. The people can now rejoice for the judgment has gone and they are rescued from it. The whole land can be glad for the desolation has been averted and the land is now free.

The Lord has done great things in rescuing His people. Such is the work of salvation that has been procured for them. Never again will they face this condemnation for it has all passed away.

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

Romans 8:1

The people have returned to the Lord and are now living in fellowship with Him and can enjoy all the benefits of their salvation. We also can enjoy the presence of the Lord with us when we repent and give up our sin and deny the flesh and it’s hold on our lives. To live in the power of the Spirit of God is life and peace.

“For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;”

Romans 8:6

When we walk with our God the Lord, it makes us joyful because we are in his gracious presence and at peace with Him. To entertain the flesh is to dampen that relationship and cause ourselves a lot of grief. We do not need to live in doubt or fear but in the freedom that comes when we acquiesce to the love of Christ and obey Him.

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