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Month: July 2021

2021 Day 212 – Isaiah 59-63

2021 Day 212 – Isaiah 59-63

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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2021 Day 211 – Isaiah 54-58

2021 Day 211 – Isaiah 54-58

There are times we do not understand what is going on in our lives, but God always knows. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 Today’s reading: Isaiah 54-58

2021 Day 210 – Isaiah 49-53

2021 Day 210 – Isaiah 49-53

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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2021 Day 209 – 2 Kings 19; Psalms 46, 80, 135

2021 Day 209 – 2 Kings 19; Psalms 46, 80, 135

David made his share of mistakes, but he knew where salvation could be found.  “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” (Psalms 40:16)  David’s words remind us that salvation is available to everyone, but it requires us to seek God by studying and following His word.  If we consider all He has done for us, we should want to do what this verse encourages us…

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2021 Day 208 – Isaiah 44-48

2021 Day 208 – Isaiah 44-48

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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2021 Day 207 – Isaiah 40-43

2021 Day 207 – Isaiah 40-43

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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2021 Day 206 – Isaiah 37-39; Psalm 76

2021 Day 206 – Isaiah 37-39; Psalm 76

King Hezekiah knew what to do when he needed help. “And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord” (Isaiah 37:15) The power of prayer still remains just as strong today. “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16 NKJV) Today’s reading: Isaiah 37-39; Psalm 76

2021 Day 205 – Isaiah 35-36

2021 Day 205 – Isaiah 35-36

Similar to the king’s command in this passage, sometimes it is in our best interest to be silent. “But they were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s command was, ‘Do not answer him.’” (Isaiah 36:21 ESV) The Proverb writer gives similar advice, “Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” (Proberbs 21:23 ESV) Today’s reading: Isaiah 35-36

2021 Day 204 – Isaiah 31-34

2021 Day 204 – Isaiah 31-34

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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2021 Day 203 – Isaiah 28-30

2021 Day 203 – Isaiah 28-30

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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