So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes. —Isaiah … More The God of the Amen
September 25 Isaiah 65-66 I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that was not called by my name. I spread out my hands all … More September 25 Isaiah 65-66
From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.—Isaiah 64:4 No one has ever heard or seen this God. Our Bible reading for today suggests that in working for those who wait for him, God does … More Never seen a God like ours!
September 24 Isaiah 62-64 (ESV) Zion’s Coming Salvation 62:1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. 2 The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be … More September 24 Isaiah 62-64
Sometimes a certain verse or passage stands out and encourages us, challenges us, warns us. But there are other times when it seems as if God opens our eyes to see the big picture, to marvel at how all the passages we’ve been reading come together. Today is one of those days. Reading the passage … More Put on your new clothes
September 23 Isaiah 59-61 (ESV) Evil and Oppression 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. 3 For … More September 23 Isaiah 59-61
Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. … More It is not a compromise for the lofty One whose name is Holy to dwell with crushed and humble saints.
September 22 Isaiah 56-58 (ESV) Salvation for Foreigners 56:1 Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. 2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand … More September 22 Isaiah 56-58
John Piper, in the first of a series of messages from Isaiah 55, “The Great Invitation: Come! Drink! Eat! Live!” And what I want us to see in this first message based on verses 1-3 is that God is a very inviting God. The word inviting has two meanings doesn’t it? You can say, This … More The Greatest Invitation
September 21 Isaiah 54-55 (ESV) The Eternal Covenant of Peace 54:1 “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. 2 “Enlarge the … More September 21 Isaiah 54-55