Day 211

Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 54-58

DSC_8795.jpgCome, all yo who are thirsty, come to the waters;
and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

Isaiah 55:1 NIV 

One of my favorite verses in the Bible!

I think we can all relate to being thirsty or hungry.

Think of those moments you have gone to the fridge and stood there looking . . .

It’s not that there isn’t food and drink . . . but rather there is nothing there that fills the craving or the need you have at that moment.

Not with God. God promises that if you come to Him, your thirst will be gone.

Not only will your thirst be gone, but God promises FREE REFILLS!!!!

This passage inspired Kutless to write the following:

All who are thirsty
All who are weak
Come to the fountain
Dip your heart in the stream of life
Let the pain and the sorrow
Be washed away

Click for video: Kutless “All who are thirsty”

Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 59-63

 

 

 

Dy 210

Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 49-53

For he bore the sin of many, 
and made intercession for the transgressorsIsaiah 53:12c
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Over 50 years ago Old Testament Scholar, Dr. Kyle M. Yates, stated that the passages in Isaiah 53 are the Mount Everest of the Messianic prophecies. Like Mount Everest, the beauty and grandeur of the words stand out. They stand out because they reveal to us the person of Jesus and take us to Mount Calvary centuries before his arrival.
From the time Isaiah wrote these words, people searched and hoped for the coming Messiah. During the 12th century, Jewish scholars reinterpreted these passages as descriptions of the suffering of the nation of Israel and not as an individual.
This new interpretation still does not answer the question, “How could the nation pay the price for sin?”

The question for you today is how do you respond to the prophecy?

How do you respond to the promise of the One who will come to save you from your sin?

Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 54-58

Day 209

Tomorrow’s Reading – 2 Kings 19 and Psalms 46, 80, and 135

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth give way and
the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 46:1-3
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The message over and over that comes to us from God is this: “Do not be afraid!”

Why? “I am with you”

Lose your job? – God is with you.

Investments take a tumble? – God is with you.

Bad news from the doctor? – God is with you.

Flood waters rising? – God is with you.

Storms of Life raging? – God is with you.

Get the picture?

This is not a fatalist view of the world. This is a view that has God in the midst of your life. God cares what happens to you. And in the midst of whatever might be going wrong in your life at this moment – God is with you.

Seek Him . . . Find comfort . . . find strength . . . find grace for the day.

Tomorrow will come and . . . God will still be there with you!

Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 49-53