Isaiah 48-50

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Josh: Isaiah 49:10  “They will not hunger or thirst, the scorching heat or sun will not strike them; for their compassionate One will guide them, and lead them to springs of water.”  What a gracious God I have, so patient, so full of mercy, and is always ready to give me direction when I turn my eyes towards him. 

Lindsey:  Isaiah 50:7  “The Lord God will help Me; therefore I have not been humiliated; therefore I have set My face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.”  Knowing God is on your side will give you the fierce determination to carry out His will.  

Braelynn:  Isaiah 48:18  “If only you had paid attention to My commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”  If we listen to God then he will bless us. 

Grace:  Isaiah 48:4  “Because I know that you are stubborn, and your neck is iron and your forehead bronze,”  We need to allow God to change our direction and not be stubborn.  

Adria:  Isaiah 48:11  “I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own, for how can I be defiled?  I will not give My glory to another.”  God is so powerful and amazing that no one should treat him as an idol but should instead worship Him.  

Coeburn:  Isaiah 48:2  “For they are named after the Holy City, and lean on the God of Israel; His name is Yahweh of Hosts.”  He is the most powerful God.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 48-50?

Isaiah 45-47

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Josh: Isaiah 47:8  “So now hear this, lover of luxury, who sits securely, who says to herself, ‘I exist, and there is no one else. I will never be a widow or know the loss of children.'”  Arrogance with God is futile.  It is easy for me to see the pride in others but it is much harder for me to see my pride, which is just as bad.

Lindsey:  Isaiah 47:13a  “All the council you have received has only worn you out.”  We should run to Jesus.  When we run in any other direction, it’s exhausting.

Braelynn:  Isaiah 47:6b-7  “…You showed them no mercy; you made your yoke very heavy on the elderly.  You said, ‘I will be the mistress forever.’ You did not take these things to heart or think about their outcome.” If God trusts us with something we should take good care of it.

Grace:  Isaiah 45:3  “I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches from secret places, so that you may know that I, Yahweh, the God of Israel call you by your name.”  God has all kinds of treasures for us.

Adria:  Isaiah 45:22  “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other.”  God is the only God and he loves us so much.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 45:20  “Come, gather together, and draw near, you fugitives of the nations. Those who carry their wooden idols, and pray to a god who cannot save, have no knowledge.”  People should bow to God, not to idols.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 45-47?

Isaiah 43-44

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Josh: Isaiah 43:10b  “No god was formed before Me, and there will be none after Me.”  What a great reminder to me that our God is the only God.  This is not a prideful statement for God to make but it is a truthful statement about himself that keeps us from chasing fake gods that will lead us to self-destruction.  

Lindsey:  Isaiah 43:11  “I, I am Yahweh, and there is no other Savior but Me.”  Amen!  God, You are the one and only!

Braelynn:  Isaiah 44:28 “who says to Cyrus, ‘My shepherd, he will fulfill all My pleasure’ and says to Jerusalem, ‘She will be rebuilt,’ and of the temple, ‘Its foundation will be laid.'”  God knows the future. 

Grace:  Isaiah 43:20  “The animals of the field will honor Me, jackals and ostriches, because I provide water in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people.”  God made everything to give him worship, even the animals.

Adria:  Isaiah 44:7  “Who, like Me, can announce the future?
Let him say so and make a case before Me, since I have established an ancient people. Let these gods declare the coming things, and what will take place.”  God is so powerful, he made the earth, and who else can do that.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 44:9a  “All who make idols are nothing, and what they treasure does not profit.”  Whoever makes an idol should say sorry to God and repent.  

What stood out to you from Isaiah 43-44?

Isaiah 41-42

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Josh: Isaiah 41:23  “Tell us the coming events, then we will know that you are gods.  Indeed, do something good or bad, then we will be in awe and perceive.”  Idols can do nothing good or bad.  They are only a mirror that reflect the rebellion of our hearts.

Lindsey:  Isaiah 42:6 (NIV)  “…I will take hold of your hand…”  I’m so thankful we have a God who is interested in a relationship with us.

Braelynn:  Isaiah 42:6-7  (NIV) “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.”  We should not stop sharing Jesus Christ with other until we know everyone is saved.

Grace:  Isaiah 41:14  “Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel: I will help you— this is the Lord’s declaration. Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.”  God normally doesn’t call people worms.  I wonder why he called them a worm here?

Adria:  Isaiah 41:18-19  “I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert into a pool of water and dry land into springs of water.  I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put juniper trees in the desert, elms and cypress trees together”  God can do whatever he want to do whenever he wants to do it.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 42:8  “I am Yahweh, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols.”  I should never bow down to idols.  

What stood out to you from Isaiah 41-42?

Isaiah 38-40

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Josh: Isaiah 40:4  “Every valley will be lifted up, and every mountain and hill will be leveled; the uneven ground will become smooth and the rough places, a plain.”  God always sees the end result.  All we see is how things are right now.  Faith means we trust that God has a plan and knows what he’s doing and that one day everything will be made clear to us.

Lindsey:  Isaiah 40:11 (NIV)  “He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to his heart.”  In his arms and close to his heart – what a loving shepherd we have.

Braelynn:  Isaiah 40:26  “Look up and see: who created these? He brings out the starry host by number; He calls all of them by name. Because of His great power and strength, not one of them is missing.”  Remember that God gives all our blessings.

Grace:  Isaiah 38:5  “Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life.”  If you follow the Lord then he does good things to you.

Adria:  Isaiah 38:20  “The Lord will save me; we will play stringed instruments all the days of our lives at the house of the Lord.”  There is happiness in the house of the Lord.

Coeburn:  Isaiah 38:5  “Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life.”  You should always pray to God about everything.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 38-40?

Isaiah 35-37

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Josh: Isaiah 35:7  “the parched ground will become a pool of water, and the thirsty land springs of water. In the haunt of jackals, in their lairs, there will be grass, reeds, and papyrus.”  The Lord is always willing to bring refreshing water and peace to those places in our lives that are dry and scorched.  All we need to do is invite him into those areas.

Lindsey: Isaiah 37:14  “Hezekiah took the letter from the messengers, read it, then went up to the Lord’s temple and spread it out before the Lord.”  What a great picture of physically taking something to the Lord in prayer.

What stood out to you from Isaiah 35-37?

Isaiah 32-34

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Josh: Isaiah 32:14 says “For the palace will be forsaken, the busy city abandoned. The hill and the watchtower will become barren places forever, the joy of wild donkeys, and a pasture for flocks.”  And then verse 15 says “until the Spirit from heaven is poured out on us. Then the desert will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest.”  What a contrast between these two verses.  The only difference: The Spirit from heaven.  Lord, thank you for reminding me that you are the giver of all blessing and fullness and life. 

Lindsey: Isaiah 33:22  “For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King. He will save us.”  Amen!

What stood out to you from Isaiah 32-34?

Isaiah 29-31

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Josh: Isaiah 30:21  “and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.”‘  Each day is a day to listen to God’s voice and be drawn back into the tender care of his guiding hand.

Lindsey: Isaiah 30:1  “…They carry out a plan, but not Mine;…”  Wow, I don’t want to be a person who carries out my plan.  Lord, let me carry out yours. 

What stood out to you from Isaiah 29-31?

Isaiah 26-28

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Josh: Isaiah 26:3  “You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.”My peace is a direct result of how much my mind is dependent on the Lord.  Amen!

Lindsey: SAME!

What stood out to you from Isaiah 26-28?

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 24:17 “Fear and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.” I just find it interesting that fear is listed here with a pit and a snare.

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?