God’s Simple Requirements

We tend to complicate things. But in today’s Bible reading* Micah lays out God’s simple requirements for His people. And it all comes down to relationship and character traits. We tend to think in terms of Dos and Don’ts. You know, do the Dos and don’t do the Don’ts. But God presents his simple requirements…

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)…

I Saw the Lord

Today’s Bible reading* contains a beautiful picture of when Isaiah saw the Lord in heaven. He describes God and His majesty. He describes angels — how they looked and how they moved. He describes the angels’ worship of God. He describes the effects that God’s presence has on heaven. Isaiah also describes his reaction to…

God Compares His Children to Donkeys

In today’s Bible reading* we hear God’s disappointment and frustration. God uses donkeys and oxen to express His feelings about His children. “I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s feeding trough,but Israel does not know; my people do not understand.”(Isaiah…

Break Up Unplowed Ground

Hosea completes his book in today’s Bible reading*. He encourages God’s people to seek the Lord until you find Him. “Sow righteousness for yourselves and reap faithful love; break up your unplowed ground. It is time to seek the Lord until he comes and sends righteousness on you like the rain.” (Hosea 10:12 CSB) He…