(James Smith, "Daily Bible Readings for the Lord's Household")
"They shall rejoice in their portion!" Isaiah 61:7
The Lord's people often appear to have very little to rejoice in on earth — as the ground of their joy is invisible.
The Lord is their portion now — and in possessing Him — they really possess all things. The Lord Himself is their inheritance.
They shall possess the glorious land also, as their portion soon. It is a land . . .
where storms never arise,
where diseases never come,
where sorrow is never known,
where pain is never felt,
where the Lamb shall be their light,
and a present God their glory!
But they may and do rejoice along their way to this glorious land!
They rejoice that they have infallible direction — so that they can never miss their road!
They rejoice that they have omnipotent protection — so that they shall safely arrive at the end!
They rejoice that they have unfailing supplies — so that they shall never be left to necessity!
They rejoice that they have a sovereign God — who overrules everything for their good!
They shall rejoice in their PORTION:
in its greatness — for it is as vast as infinity;
in its goodness — for it is the best in existence;
in its permanence — for it shall never pass into other hands;
in its purity — for it is perfect holiness;
and in its certainty — for it can never be forfeited or lost!
"They shall rejoice in their portion!"