Isaiah 22-25

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Josh:  Isaiah 25:1 “Yahweh, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.”   Those words are so precious to me.  “With perfect faithfulness.”  With all the judgement we’re reading about, it is easy to lose sight of the fact of who God IS and instead focus on the bad things he is allowing to happen because of the disobedience of his people.  One thing that really hit me today is the fact that God could have pulled over the car at any point and told his “chosen people” to get out and then just leave them behind.  But no!  We see him always disciplining them, calling them back, speaking into their future, and promising to never his forget his treasured nation.  There is no one like our God!

Lindsey:  Isaiah 17:10a “For y

Grace:  Isaiah 22:23  “I will drive him, like a peg, into a firm place. He will be a throne of honor for his father’s house.”  God can do whatever he wants with people.

Adria:  Isaiah 22:11  “You made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.”  Sometimes when I feel greedy or selfish it’s because I forgot who actually gave those things to me.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 22:21  “I will clothe him with your robe and tie your sash around him. I will put your authority into his hand, and he will be like a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the House of Judah.”  All this was done because God said so.  It’s so good to know he’s in charge of us.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 22-25?

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Isaiah 17-21

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Josh:  Isaiah 17:10a “For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and you have failed to remember the rock of your strength;”  I pray this is never true of me.

Lindsey:  Isaiah 17:10a “For y

Braelynn:  Isaiah 20:2 “during that time the Lord had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, ‘Go, take off your sackcloth and remove the sandals from your feet,’ and he did so, going naked and barefoot.”  Sometimes God asks us to do things we don’t want to do but we need to trust him.

Adria:  Isaiah 17:14  “In the evening—sudden terror!  Before morning—it is gone! This is the fate of those who plunder us and the lot of those who ravage us.”  Even though it’s hard to hear about God’s judgement, we just need to trust that God knows what he’s doing.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 21:7  “When he sees riders—pairs of horsemen, riders on donkeys, riders on camels—he must pay close attention.”  We must always be available for whatever God wants us to do.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 17-21?

Isaiah 14-16

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Josh:  Isaiah 14:1  “For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will choose Israel again. He will settle them on their own land. The foreigner will join them and be united with the house of Jacob.” It is so good to know that God is full of compassion.

Lindsey:  Isaiah 16:12 “When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.” When I give worth/energy/focus to anything other than what God wants, I wear myself out and it truly is to no avail.

Braelynn: Isaiah 14:24  “The Lord of Hosts has sworn: As I have purposed, so it will be; as I have planned it, so it will happen.”  The Lord doesn’t lie.

Grace:  Isaiah 15:9  “The waters of Dibon are full of blood, but I will bring on Dibon even more than this— a lion for those who escape from Moab, and for the survivors in the land.”  God does discipline people, so we should always obey.

Adria:  Isaiah 14:29  “Don’t rejoice, all of you in Philistia, because the rod of the one who struck you is broken.  For a viper will come from the root of a snake, and from its egg comes a flying serpent.”  You should always turn to God as soon as you can. 

Coeburn:  Isaiah 14:5  “The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers.”  God is very powerful.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 14-16?

Isaiah 10-13

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Josh:  Isaiah 11:9  “None will harm or destroy another on My entire holy mountain, for the land will be as full of the knowledge of the Lord as the sea is filled with water.”  We have partial knowledge right now but I look forward to that day when all is made known and we will be at peace in His presence.

Lindsey:  Isaiah 12:5  “Sing to Yahweh, for He has done glorious things. Let this be known throughout the earth.”  Amen.  Let it be so.

Braelynn:  Isaiah 10:15  “Does an ax exalt itself above the one who chops with it? Does a saw magnify itself above the one who saws with it? It would be like a staff waving the one who lifts it! It would be like a rod lifting a man who isn’t wood!”  We have to remember that God is in control and we are not in charge of him.

Grace:  Isaiah 11:8  “An infant will play beside the cobra’s pit, and a toddler will put his hand into a snake’s den.”  It’s cool that one day none of the animals will bite you.

Adria:  Isaiah 10:4  “There will be nothing to do except crouch among the prisoners
or fall among the slain. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised to strike”  You never know when your life is going to be up, so you should always obey right away.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 12:1  “On that day you will say:  ‘I will praise You, Lord, although You were angry with me. Your anger has turned away, and You have had compassion on me.'”  It’s good that God doesn’t sin and that he treats us kindly.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 10-13?

Isaiah 7-9

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Josh:  Isaiah 9:2  “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness.” Yes, that is what it felt like when I gave my life to God.  Praise the Lord!

Lindsey:  Isaiah 8:19  “When they say to you, ‘Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter,’ shouldn’t a people consult their God?  Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?”  Sure, there are other things in this world that speak to us and entice us, but we don’t have to consult them.  God is the one true God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is alive!

Braelynn:  Isaiah 8:9 “Band together, peoples, and be broken; pay attention, all you distant lands; prepare for war, and be broken;prepare for war, and be broken.”  We should listen to God even when it’s hard.

Grace:  Isaiah 7:18  “On that day the Lord will whistle to the fly that is at the farthest streams of the Nile and to the bee that is in the land of Assyria.”  All of creation listens to God.

Adria:  Isaiah 7:18  “On that day the Lord will whistle to the fly that is at the farthest streams of the Nile and to the bee that is in the land of Assyria.”  God can do whatever he wants to do.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 7:12  “But Ahaz replied, ‘I will not ask. I will not test the Lord.'”  We should not challenge the Lord.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 7-9?

Isaiah 4-6

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Josh: Isaiah 6:6-7  “Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said: Now that this has touched your lips, your wickedness is removed and your sin is atoned for.”  Praise God that he has the power to atone for my sin!  Otherwise, I’m ruined.

Lindsey: Isaiah 5:8 “Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.” It’s a one-verse eulogy of margin.

Braelynn:  Isaiah 5:30  “On that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds.”  God is so powerful.

Grace: Isaiah 5:2  “He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones, and planted it with the finest vines. He built a tower in the middle of it and even dug out a winepress there. He expected it to yield good grapes, but it yielded worthless grapes.”  Even when you work to do good sometimes things don’t work out.  I’m glad God has a plan even during these times.

Adria: Isaiah 5:6  “I will make it a wasteland. It will not be pruned or weeded; thorns and briers will grow up. I will also give orders to the clouds that rain should not fall on it.”  We should always listen to the Lord.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 6:8  “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: Who should I send?  Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send me.”  I hope that God can trust me!

What stood out to you from Isaiah 4-6?

Isaiah 1-3

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Josh: Isaiah 2:17  “So human pride will be brought low, and the loftiness of men will be humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.”  Pride is a big deal.  I pray that I am humble.

Lindsey: Isaiah 2:22  “Stop trusting in mere humans” Humans: fallible creatures. God: infallible Creator.

Braelynn Isaiah 2:9  “So humanity is brought low, and man is humbled. Do not forgive them!”  God will always forgive us but people may not.  So we might lose our friends quickly if we don’t humble ourselves and treat them right. 

Grace: Isaiah 2:4a  “He will settle disputes among the nations and provide arbitration for many peoples. They will turn their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives.”  God can make bad things into good things if we desire God’s peace.

Adria: Isaiah 2:4a  “He will settle disputes among the nations and provide arbitration for many peoples. They will turn their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives.”  God is making a promise.  I’m glad he never breaks His promises. 

Coeburn:  Isaiah 1:11  “‘What are all your sacrifices to Me?’ asks the Lord.
‘I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats.'”  I’m glad we don’t need to sacrifice animals anymore, instead we give our hearts to God.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 1-3?

Song Of Solomon 5-8

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Josh:  Song of Solomon 5:6  “I opened to my love, but my love had turned and gone away. I was crushed that he had left.  I sought him, but did not find him.  I called him, but he did not answer.”  I want my presence to be inviting and restful to my wife and kids.  I’m sad to say that when they hear my footsteps, they may wonder what I’ll ask them to do or where we are going next.  Lord, help me to be a dad and husband who refreshes my family and builds them up.

Lindsey:  Song of Solomon 5:12  “His eyes are like doves beside streams of water, washed in milk and set like jewels.”  You have to know the one you love pretty well to give a description like that.

What stood out to you from Song of Solomon 5-8?

Song of Solomon 1-4

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Josh:  Song of Solomon 1:15  “How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Your eyes are doves.”  Doves are used here as a form of endearment and purity.  God has a plan in relationships that is pure and lovely in marriage and, if we’re patient and trust his timing, his plan will never disappoint.

Lindsey:  Song of Solomon 2:4 (ESV)  “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.”  To have someone look on you with love in a public place and have no shame, it is a beautiful thing.

What stood out to you from Song of Solomon 1-4?

Ecclesiastes 9-12

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Ecclesiastes 9-12

Josh: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity. For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.” It appears that after all the words and wisdom in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, things are pretty well summed up in these two verses. Fear God and keep His commands. Lord, help me to respect your authority in my life and put into practice what I have learned in these two books for in them are life.

Lindsey: Ecclesiastes 11:4 “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” NLT Lord, If it’s time to plant/harvest, help me to not let discouraging conditions stop me.

Braelynn: Ecclesiastes 9:11 “Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.” No matter who you are, God can give you the strength to do what he’s called you to do.

Grace: Ecclesiastes 10:20 “Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.” Even if a person is not around, it is not good to talk mean about them.

Adria: Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.” We should work our hardest no matter who we are servicing since ultimately we are serving God.

Coeburn: Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.” Use all your strength to do what God has asked you to do.

What stood out to you from Ecclesiastes 9-12?