Hope in the Day of the Lord

While much of the book of Isaiah is despair and judgment, today’s Bible reading* gives a ray of hope that we have for the arrival of the Day of the Lord. When he has swallowed up death once and for all, the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from every face and remove his…

God Can Be a God of Confusion

Today’s Bible reading* says some things that don’t fit well with our normal theology: God can be a God of confusion. Normally, we think of God as a God of order. Paul tells us, “… God is not a God of disorder but of peace. … (1 Corinthians 14:33 CSB) But look at the context…

God is Sovereign

Isaiah 14 from today’s Bible reading* describes God’s absolute sovereignty. When I say that God is sovereign, I mean His absolute rule, His reign, His right to call the shots. God is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus told His disciples to seek God’s Kingdom and righteousness above everything else and…

They Feared the Lord, But…

Several times in today’s Bible reading* we read that the people “feared the Lord, but …” (2 Kings 17:32-33, 41) The people appointed their own priests, worshiped their own gods, and served their own idols. How is it possible to say that someone “feared the Lord” and follow that statement with “, but”? Wouldn’t that…