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Tag: Isaiah

  • Day 223 – Responding Well

    Day 223 – Responding Well

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we wrap up Isaiah and he speaks of the day when we will all rejoice in Jerusalem. We hear that all who mourned over her will rejoice. This extends the promise that God made to Abraham, of land, dynasty, and blessing. Ezekiel preaches about how wrong it is for […]

  • Day 222 – Idolatry and Adultery

    Day 222 – Idolatry and Adultery

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read how the Lord wants to bring his people back to him. Ezekiel creates a metaphor with two women named Oholah. They come from Egypt and are the harlot from Assyria. God’s people are his and he is protective of them. Later Ezekiel’s wife dies. The Lord will not allow […]

  • Day 221 – Walking with Wise Men

    Day 221 – Walking with Wise Men

    Thoughts and reflection Today we read in proverbs that those who walk with wise men become wise and those who have companions of fools will suffer harm. We will become wise when we associate with wise people and holy when we are around holy people. If we surround ourselves with people who are indifferent to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]