Good News Messenger
Posted: Tuesday, September 27
Verse of the day:
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! (Isaiah 52:7)
The watchmen see in the distance on the mountains the messenger bringing the expected and much hoped for news of the deliverance from captivity. They immediately spread the joyful tidings and with a loud voice proclaim that Jehovah is returning to Zion, to resume his residence on his holy mountain.
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the joyful messenger," is a poetical expression for how welcome is the messenger’s arrival—how agreeable are the tidings which he brings!
There appears to have been two sorts of messengers among the Jews: one sort was always employed to bring evil tidings; the other to bring good. The names and persons of these different messengers appear to have been well known; so that at a distance they could tell, from seeing the messenger, what sort of tidings he was bringing.