Monday – Isa. 25:8-9 Isaiah has written a series of passages that describe eternal life after Jesus’ has returned and set up His earthly kingdom. What does it say about the “reproach” of his people? Any failure we have, any grief that envelops us, any unfair accusation, all of these things will be done away with. Knowing that, does that make it easier to face some of the difficult things in life? In the latter part of the verse it says “we have waited for Him.” Lord, help us to wait for you and to not justify ourselves today. You will wipe away all tears, you will set everything right. Help us to simply wait, be glad, and rejoice in Your salvation freely given to us. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
Tuesday – Isa. 11:1-10 Twice this passages mentions the “root of Jesse”. This is very descriptive. Jesus is not just a Jewish Messiah. He is a very specific Jew from a very specific Bloodline. That is why Matthew 1 and Luke also records Jesus’ bloodline. These ten verses describe the entire Church Age from Jesus’ Resurrection all the way to Jesus’ return at the end of time. Look at verse 3-4 and write down three things that about Jesus that impacts your life today.
Wednesday – Isa. 28:16 Here the Prophet Isaiah 700 years before Christ calls Jesus the coming Messiah, A Chief Cornerstone. The Chief Cornerstone is the one that the whole building is built on. If it is right the building is right. What does it say about those who believe in the cornerstone. Now look at Eph. 2:19-22. You are now the temple, the Holy Place of God, because together with other believers, you are being made into what? How does that make you feel?
Thursday – Isa. 30:19-26 This is yet another passage describing life with the Lord after He returns. Notice the Jewish people have returned to Jesus as their Messiah. We also who have accepted salvation by faith through grace in Jesus’ blood will be there as well. Write down three things about heaven that you like.
Friday – Isa. 35 This while chapter is another look at the restored heaven and earth we will see. Look at what verses 3-4 say. Aren’t you glad that fear will done away with? Fear affects so much of our lives. Much of our stress and worry comes from fear of what could happen. Much of pain, distress, and worry comes from what has happened and we fear it could happen again. Spend some time in this chapter and list three things about it that are important to you.
Saturday – Rev. 21-22 This is the end of the New Testament. It describes the same time that Isaiah has been describing. Find something you didn’t know about heaven and write it down. Use it as a conversation starter with someone. Teach it to your children or grandchildren. Take some time to enjoy this passage.