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Month: October 2020

2020 Day 305 – Isaiah 63-66 and Psalms 120

2020 Day 305 – Isaiah 63-66 and Psalms 120

“But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)  For the clay to be turned into the final product, it takes time.  If we want to be the Christian that God would have us be, we have to be longsuffering and never give up.  The clay sometimes has to be reformed if it gets out of place.  We must be willing to let…

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2020 Day 304 – Isaiah 59-62 and Psalms 119:121-176

2020 Day 304 – Isaiah 59-62 and Psalms 119:121-176

Many times in scripture we see comparisons to farming and things that grow in nature.  In Isaiah chapter 61 we see another one of these comparisons.  “For as the earth bringeth forth its bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord Jehovah will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” (Isaiah 61:11)  Our Heavenly Father provides the same salvation to all people of every nation if we…

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2020 Day 303 – Isaiah 54-58 and Psalms 119:61-120

2020 Day 303 – Isaiah 54-58 and Psalms 119:61-120

In the longest chapter of the Bible, the Psalmist asks a question and then promptly gives us the best answer.  “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” (Psalms 119:9)  His advice works for not just young men, but everyone who follows it.  Later he makes another famous statement about God’s word.  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalms 119:105)  Isaiah tells us that we do not have…

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2020 Day 302 – Isaiah 47-53 and Psalms 119:1-60

2020 Day 302 – Isaiah 47-53 and Psalms 119:1-60

Chapter 53 of Isaiah gives a prophecy of the sufferings of our Savior.  The purpose of these sufferings are credited to us.  “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isa 53:5)  In his sermon at Pentecost, Peter let the Jews know what they had done by fulfilling this prophecy.  “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain…

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2020 Day 301 – Isaiah 42-46 and Psalms 118

2020 Day 301 – Isaiah 42-46 and Psalms 118

In all that the Israelites did, God was still with them.  He wanted them all to be saved, but they had responsibilities of their own. “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:22)   God wants the same for everyone today.  “This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge…

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2020 Day 300 – Isaiah 37-41 and Psalms 117

2020 Day 300 – Isaiah 37-41 and Psalms 117

Chapter 40 of the book of Isaiah begins a section of prophecy.  The prophecy is full of words of comfort to God’s people.  “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.”  (Isaiah 40:1)  At this time they were in  Babylonian captivity and were being told to stay strong and trust that God was in total control.  “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint…

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2020 Day 299 – Isaiah 33-36 and Psalms 116

2020 Day 299 – Isaiah 33-36 and Psalms 116

Isaiah 34-35 is a prophecy of the wrath of God on the nations that were against His people.  We know the ending: “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10)  We may not be fighting these types of physical battles, but we can still be the “ransomed of the Lord” and enjoy this same protection…

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2020 Day 298 – Isaiah 29-32 and Psalms 115

2020 Day 298 – Isaiah 29-32 and Psalms 115

The Israelites 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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2020 Day 297 – Isaiah 25-28 and Psalms 114

2020 Day 297 – Isaiah 25-28 and Psalms 114

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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2020 Day 296 – Isaiah 21-24 and Psalms 113

2020 Day 296 – Isaiah 21-24 and Psalms 113

The Psalmist knew that our Heavenly Father deserves all the honor that we can give Him.  “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” (Psalms 115:1)  Paul stressed this same point to the Romans.  “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the…

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