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  • Day 220 – Prophecy Fulfilled

    Day 220 – Prophecy Fulfilled

    Thoughts and reflection Today we learn about the Sabbath. It falls on the seventh day of the week — Saturday. It was given to us from the Lord so we may establish a relationship and give us time to worship and dedicate time to him. The two primary tasks are worship and rest. We have…

  • Day 219 – Separation from God

    Day 219 – Separation from God

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read some practical advice on increasing our wealth and wisdom every day in Proverbs. We also read about the hope that the light from the Lord will shine if we repent and turn back to him. In Ezekiel, there is a lamentation from a lioness and her young cubs. Judah…

  • Day 218 – Each Will Be Judged

    Day 218 – Each Will Be Judged

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we continue the discussion of idolatry is represented as adultery. There are times when we are broken and turn away from God who loves us to pursue created things. In Isaiah, the image of adultery is used to condemn idolatry. The people were making offerings to false gods. We see the…

  • Day 217 – The Everlasting Covenant

    Day 217 – The Everlasting Covenant

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about God’s promise that everyone — including strangers — are brought into his covenant. He invites everyone who worships, loves him and keeps the Sabbath. If we let our view of the world be shaped by the Word of God, then we start to see things as God sees…

  • Day 216 – The Suffering Servant

    Day 216 – The Suffering Servant

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Isaiah brings us back to the Suffering Servant. “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.” Jesus will embody these words six hundred years later. Mercy and comfort are offered. We should acknowledge our sins and always seek the Lord’s mercy…

  • Day 215 – False Prophets

    Day 215 – False Prophets

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read in Isaiah that judgment and destruction are coming but so is grace. There will be exile and a return from exile. There will be a future redeemer. The whole world will witness the humiliation and redemption of the Messiah. This will become our story later. In Ezekiel, he is…

  • Summer Texas Grilled Shrimp

    Summer Texas Grilled Shrimp

    Looking to make a quick side dish or appetizer for a party? Texas grilled shrimp is easy and vibrant. Serve alone or over a bed of rice. Choose your favorite BBQ sauce to make it as sweet or spicy as you’d like.

  • Day 214 – The Hidden Glory of God

    Day 214 – The Hidden Glory of God

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we hear about the mission of a servant. Isaiah is referring to both the people of God and the coming Messiah. Israel will not be forgotten by the Lord. Even if a mother could forsake her child, God will not forget them. God has carved the names of his people on…

  • Day 213 – The Redeemer

    Day 213 – The Redeemer

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the Lord addresses his people. Since they were unfaithful to him, they will experience his judgment. All is not lost, if they return to him he will restore them once again. In Ezekiel, the Lord gives him a vision of Jerusalem. He sees the Temple with both the…

  • Day 212 – God’s Instrument

    Day 212 – God’s Instrument

    Thoughts and Reflection Today Isaiah proclaims that Cyrus, the king of Persia, is God’s shepherd. Cyrus worships false gods and does not know the Lord. He will later be God’s instrument in fulfilling his purpose. He will defeat the nations and return the people of Judah to Jerusalem and Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Even though…