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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 211 – Called by Name

    Day 211 – Called by Name

    Thoughts and Reflection We read that Cyrus will be the king of Persia in the distant future. The Lord warned his people that they will experience terrible things because they have turned away from him, but they should not fear because they are his. God tells them this before the exile so they should know […]

  • Day 210 – Speaking God’s Word

    Day 210 – Speaking God’s Word

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we should realize there are different time periods and contexts between Isaiah and Ezekiel. There are two time periods of exile happening here. Isaiah writes before the Babylonian Exile and is based in the land of Judah. Ezekiel is writing during the Exile in Babylon. Israel was exiled in […]

  • Day 209 – God Comforts His People

    Day 209 – God Comforts His People

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Isaiah 40. This chapter may sound familiar to you as it is read a lot during the season of Lent. St John the Baptist also helps to prepare the people for the coming of Christ and Proclaims Jesus as the lamb of God. Today we also read from the […]

  • Day 208 – The Futility of Idols

    Day 208 – The Futility of Idols

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we hear about the story of Assyria, Sennacherib how says he will concure Jerusalem since he has defeated other nations. Hezekiah turns to the Lord who hears his prayer for protection, deliverance and longer life. Baruch encouragement as the Lord tells Jerusalem to take off the garment of sorrow and affliction […]

  • Day 207 – The Lord will Come

    Day 207 – The Lord will Come

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about the Lord’s wrath against the nations. Isaiah goes on to say that the Lord will come to save the people of Israel and how they shall see his glory. When you hear of the Lord’s coming, are you filled with excitement or dread? This has to do with […]

  • Day 206 – The Book of Baruch

    Day 206 – The Book of Baruch

    Thoughts and Reflection Today hear the prophecy of a righteous king. This could apply to Hezekiah or to Josiah who was the great-grandson of Hezekiah. Isaiah tells the people back to the Lord telling them they need to wake up. He tells them about the righteous judgment of the Lord against all the nations and […]

  • Day 205 – Promise to Zion

    Day 205 – Promise to Zion

    Thoughts and reflection Today Isaiah speaks to the rebellious people who carry out their own plan rather than God’s will. Judah should not make an alliance with foreign nations because the Lord wants to fight for his own people. God has fought against the Egyptians to set the Israelites free from slavery and he will […]

  • Day 204 – Zephaniah’s Warnings

    Day 204 – Zephaniah’s Warnings

    Daily Readings Today we read about drunkenness. While having some wine will give us some joy, too much, and to the point of drunkenness is sinful. We are created in God’s image and likeness. In that, we have our own intellect and will. Original sin has led us to darkened intellect and impacted our will. […]

  • Day 203 – Rejoice in the Lord

    Day 203 – Rejoice in the Lord

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the delivery from oppression. Isaiah says that the people will be brought into captivity in the land of Babylon. In chapter 25 he says that God will swallow up death and wipe away tears from all faces. This is the promise of redemption and the coming of the […]

  • Day 202 – God’s Judgement

    Day 202 – God’s Judgement

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Tyre. Tyre is a coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea. Isaiah says it will be destroyed; however, a new restoration of Tyre will happen after seventy years. Isaiah says that there will be a judgment that will come and it will touch everyone, even kings. This is condemnation […]