Daily Archives: April 2, 2018
In April and May, we are reading through the book of the prophet Isaiah. Its major themes are judgment, comfort, and hope, applicable to Jerusalem in the 8th century B.C. and to us now. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
A Rebellious Nation
2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
Cleaned Up and Ready to Walk Your Way | Becky Newman
The first 35 chapters of Isaiah focus on God’s judgment, with chapters 1-12 further zero-ing in on the judgment of Judah and Jerusalem. But even in the midst of judgment, there is a message of hope and change, a Way out. In this judgment, there are specific things we should be doing as children of God yet aren’t — doing right, seeking justice, and helping those in need including the widows and orphans. But even in our sin, God wants to settle with us, to make peace, and this peace will wash away our sins and make us clean before God, to accomplish relationship.
The way I go on my own is sinful, unjust, selfish, and just not right. But You don’t want that from me. I am Your child; I am more, so You offer me peace and reconciliation to go Your Way. You clean me up so we can talk, Father-to-child, every day.
Lord, thank You for the sacrifice of Your Son, whose blood washes me as white as snow. Thank You for offering me reconciliation and peace in relationship with You. Help me to follow Your Way and not to keep trying to forge my own.
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