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08
Aug

Isaiah 49-53

Daily Reading Isaiah 49-53 Daily Thought Isaiah, in describing the future Servant of the Lord, emphasizes his silence, the silence of the sacrificial lamb. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,      yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,     and like a sheep that before its shearers […]

07
Aug

Isaiah 45-48

Daily Reading Isaiah 45-48 Daily Thought God used prophets such as Isaiah to teach his hard-headed people to trust him–“Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass, I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you” […]

06
Aug

Isaiah 42-44

Daily Reading Isaiah 42-44 Daily Thought “To infinity and beyond,” proclaims Buzz Lightyear. The distance from the earth to the sun is 93 million miles, to reach the nearest star, 4.3 light years, and a light year is 5.88 million million miles. Our galaxy, the Milky Way is 100,000 light years across and has 200 billion […]

05
Aug

Isaiah 36-41

Daily Reading Isaiah 36-41 Daily Thought Isaiah was prophet to King Hezekiah, a good king who “did what was good and right and faithful before the LORD his God” (2Chronicles 31:20). He restored Judah to faith and worship, and stood against Assyria, the mighty nation that had defeated the northern kingdom of Israel. Assyria presented […]

04
Aug

Isaiah 31-35

Daily Reading Isaiah 31-35 Daily Thought “Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?” (Isaiah 33:14). God is a consuming fire; his way is “the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it” (Isaiah 35:8). Isaiah calls out against the unclean, announcing judgment upon […]

03
Aug

Isaiah 28-30

Daily Reading Isaiah 28-30 Daily Thought Prophets are not elected or appointed. They do not inherit the role or take it by force. They are assigned by God and their task is to tell the Truth. They speak the Word of the Lord, and for that, they are accountable only to God. This means they […]

02
Aug

Isaiah 23-27

Daily Reading Isaiah 23-27 Daily Thought “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Jesus prays what Isaiah prophesied, “In that day a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land […]

01
Aug

Isaiah 18-22

Daily Reading Isaiah 18-22 Daily Thought Isaiah continues with chapter upon chapter of God’s judgment against nation upon nation; and so it is asked, “Why is God so judgmental? What have they done that’s so bad?” Back in Genesis, the Garden, the beginning, God gave us a few commands to obey. They were God’s design […]

31
Jul

Isaiah 13-17

Daily Reading Isaiah 13-17 Daily Thought Much of a prophet’s duty is the announcement of judgment, and for the next 12 chapters Isaiah will speak for God against nations, culminating in chapter 24 with judgment against the world. Their sin is our sin and is two-fold at its core: we forget our God and we […]

30
Jul

Isaiah 9-12

Daily Reading Isaiah 9-12 Daily Thought Midway through The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf is pulled off a bridge into a seemingly bottomless chasm. Frodo and his companions are certain he plunged to his death, but I didn’t think so. I tried to continue reading, turning the pages one at a time, but curiosity won and […]

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