God Acts for His Own Sake

Isaiah 48 in today’s Bible reading* drives home the point that God acts to bring attention to Himself. He does everything for His own sake. I will delay my anger for the sake of my name,and I will restrain myself for your benefit and for my praise,so that you will not be destroyed.Isaiah 48:9 (CSB)…

God’s Encouraging Promises

Today’s Bible reading* includes some very encouraging promises for God’s people. Yes, Isaiah spoke to a specific group of people in a specific nation in history. But God’s Word is still very applicable to us today. God points to the coming of John the Baptizer to announce Jesus the Messiah’s soon arrival. “Comfort, comfort my…

A Godly Response to Bad News

Today’s Bible reading* models for us a godly response to bad news. King Sennacherib’s spokesman delivers bad news to King Hezekiah, warning him that God cannot defend against Assyria any more than any other god could protect the people who worshiped it. And he tells God’s people to reject King Hezekiah’s leadership. But you may…