"The Highway of Holiness": A Devotional Thought
"A highway shall be there, and a road. And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it shall be for others. ... But the redeemed shall walk there, And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing." (Isaiah 35:8-10).
Isaiah the prophet, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, foretells the coming vengeance of The Lord and His kingdom. Indeed, The Lord will return and establish His kingdom on earth, headquartered in Jerusalem, also known as Zion. Only the redeemed will be able to enter there on the Highway of Holiness. The redeemed are those who have placed their faith in the Messiah, Jesus, who paid for their sins with His own blood on the cross. They alone can be considered holy, because their sins are forgiven. No one can earn his/her way to heaven through good works. We must receive the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. That faith includes turning from sin and following Jesus, what the Bible calls repentance. When that happens, He makes us holy and sets us on the Highway of Holiness. Are you on that highway?