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This post includes the closing verse of chapter 52 and all of 53 as this is the passage describing the Suffering Servant of Jesus Christ.

...continue reading "Isaiah 52:13- 53 Suffering Servant"

This is a continuation of the Lord speaking from Chapter 23.

...continue reading "Isaiah 44"

Beautiful promises of redemption from our Lord.

...continue reading "Isaiah 43"

We now enter a new section of Isaiah. Most commentators distinguish two "halves" of the book. The dire prophetic judgements of the "Old Testament" half, with the tragic end of Israel and much of Judah by the Assyrians, and the more hopefully, Messianic, "New Testament" half in which Isaiah has amazingly accurate prophesies regarding Babylon. This second second begin with chapter 40.

...continue reading "Isaiah 40"

As I have noted previously, I am reading through the Old Testament chronologically, using a list I found through the Blue Letter Bible. Between Isaiah 39 and 40, the chronological order includes Psalm 76. It probably should go, specifically, after Isaiah 37 and the victory over Assyria, but here is where it fell. It is a Psalm of victory and celebration over Assyria.

...continue reading "Psalm 76"

Micah starts his book as a general warning of judgement to Judah and Samaria; then he narrows his message of doom to the leaders of the people of Judah. And then we read of the hope in the eventual return of the Messiah. Let's see what Micah has for us next.

...continue reading "Micah 6 (Judah)"

I woke up feeling pretty cruddy; I'm fighting a chest cold. Probably from being so busy before I left and then traveling.

I'm often amazed that God built a day of rest into each week. It's one of those things that really helps me to conceptualize that He really cares for us and knows what we need even more than we do. ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 19, Day 39- Day of Rest"

On my way home from a work trip and ready to be home.

So glad I have a husband who loves me, an adorable cat, a comfortable home, and all the rest.

So grateful.

Today was my first trip since I have become more serious about losing weight.  ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 16, Day 36- Tangible Benefits"