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…

A Messianic Prophecy in Isaiah

Today’s Bible reading* includes a familiar prophecy concerning the coming Messiah. It is often quoted around Christmastime. For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 (CSB)…

Cast Your Anxieties on God

As I read today’s Bible readings* I was impressed with the assurances that the Psalmists had in knowing that God would come through with answers to their prayers. All of the prayers were offered to a covenant-making, covenant-keeping God. In Psalm 55:22, David includes in this Maskil an encouragement for the worshiper to cast their…