Category Archives: Isaiah

Ready

Wrapped up Isaiah this morning. “Did not my heart burn?” I think as I sit back and reflect on this year’s journey through the prophet’s words. Lots I still don’t fully understand. Not sure I really know how all the … Continue reading

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Clay

If clay could feel, what would it feel? Like it was going under again for the third time? Overwhelmed from time to time as it’s flooded by water being poured into the mix so that the mix might remain malleable? … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I don’t know if I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by the combination of my morning readings as I am this morning. Waves rolled over me as I read Isaiah 56 thru 58. The prophet trying to connect the hardship of … Continue reading

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That People May Know

A friend of mine captured it well in one of his social media posts: “When I was hoping to get a break from the COVID/politics news cycle, I wasn’t asking for the whole state to be set on fire.” It’s … Continue reading

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The Stability of Your Times

Hovering over three verses from my reading in Isaiah this morning. “Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, . . . He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of your times, abundance of … Continue reading

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Blessed Are Those Who Wait For Him

It’s a word written to an ancient people. But it’s an ancient word preserved for this present people. And, this morning, I’m thinking it’s worth chewing on. Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts … Continue reading

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The LORD of Hosts Has Purposed

Before we take on another book of the Bible in September, we’re doing a mini-series at church, “Lessons Learned During Shelter in Place.” We’re two weeks into considering four lessons learned: Change is Hard; The Flesh is Real; Unity is … Continue reading

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Exalted in Justice

Shouldn’t be surprising that within the heart of man, and woman, there is, most often, an innate desire for justice. What defines “just” may vary, and it may be skewed and distorted in our fallen and sinful world, but whatever … Continue reading

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The Dross and The Tin

Started in on Isaiah this morning. No beating around the bush with this prophet. No “setting up” what’s to come. Nope, he comes out of the gate fast and furious. Decrying rebellious children (Isa. 1:2). Calling out a “sinful nation, … Continue reading

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The Creator of All Things

Came across a phrase this morning which jumped off the page. Not because I wasn’t familiar with it, but because I was. But what made it pop was that it showed up in the “wrong place.” Not just in a … Continue reading

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