2019 Day 322 – Isaiah 29-33

2019 Day 322 – Isaiah 29-33

The Isrealites at times lacked trust in God and His plan.  In Isaiah chapter 30 we see them trying to do things their way.  God had promised to protect them, but they were scared and made an alliance with Egypt.  “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the LORD, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;” (Isaiah 30:1)   The best ideas that any human can…

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2019 Day 321 – Isaiah 23-28

2019 Day 321 – Isaiah 23-28

Isaiah chapter 26 was written as a song of praise to our heavenly Father.  It was to be in response to His deliverance of the Jews.  It exclaims the trust that they had in God and His power to save them from their enemies.  The appreciation of the saved can be seen in these words.  “With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the…

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2019 Day 320 – Isaiah 18-22

2019 Day 320 – Isaiah 18-22

As a prophet of God, Isaiah was able to share God’s words with others.  Some of the prophecies foretold of God’s wrath that was to come.  “The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.”  (Isa 19:1)  There is no person today who can prophesy, but each of us can…

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2019 Day 319 – Isaiah 12-17

2019 Day 319 – Isaiah 12-17

Isaiah chapter 12 contains great words of praise of our Heavenly Father.  Verse 2 reads, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”  Similar words are found in a song that Moses and the Israelites sang after God had saved them from the Egyptians by the parting of the Red Sea.  “The LORD is my strength and song, and he…

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2019 Day 318 – Isaiah 7-11

2019 Day 318 – Isaiah 7-11

These chapters in Isaiah have some less than encouraging words but then as we read down to chapter 9 verse 6 the mood changes,  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  These are great descriptions of our Savior.  His government described here includes both heaven and earth.  He is…

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2019 Day 317 – Isaiah 1-6

2019 Day 317 – Isaiah 1-6

God made a promise in Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”  But that promise was not unconditional.  The verses that follow describe the difference in the two paths that could be chosen.  Today we also have His promise of having our sins cleansed.  Our Savior made that possible.   The promise…

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2019 Day 316 – Song of Solomon 7-8

2019 Day 316 – Song of Solomon 7-8

A true motivation of love cannot be stopped nor can it be bought.  “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.” (Song of Solomon 8:7)  Love is not just a word that is spoken, but for Christians it must be the primary motivation for everything we do.  “If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be…

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2019 Day 315 – Song of Solomon 5-6

2019 Day 315 – Song of Solomon 5-6

Solomon spoke of his bride as one without blemish.  “My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, pure to her who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.” (Song of Solomon 6:9)  The church that Jesus Christ built is compared to a bride and also described as being without blemish.  “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up…

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2019 Day 314 – Song of Solomon 3-4

2019 Day 314 – Song of Solomon 3-4

Solomon gave description of one that he felt was perfect.  “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” (Song of Solomon 4:7)  Love can filter our opinion of someone to see them in the best light.  One of his proverbs talks about the ability of love to help us tolerate more.  “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12)  Peter make a similar statement about love.  “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude…

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2019 Day 313 – Song of Solomon 1-2

2019 Day 313 – Song of Solomon 1-2

Have you ever sung the song that includes the words “Jesus, Rose of Sharon” and wondered where that phrase came from?  The only place “rose of Sharon” is found in the Bible is here in Song of Solomon.  “I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” (Song of Solomon 2:1)  Apologetics Press has a good article on the topic here: http://ap.lanexdev.com/APContent.aspx?category=10&article=842 Today’s reading: Song of Solomon 1-2