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April 27, Isaiah 44 Fools and their idols
Thursday, April 27, 2017      1 comments

I like the description given from verses 9-20, a man (woman) takes things and makes other things and then worships the second thing. I've always wondered how someone could fashion an object and then make it their god. Yet in a different sense th... Read more
April 25, Isaiah 42 If you want to get someone's attention, whisper
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      1 comments

There was a commercial back in the 70's that used that line, funny that I remember the line but not the product. The concept though is right. A shout doesn't quite capture attention like a whisper does. That's what this first section is all abou... Read more
April 24, Isaiah 41, Fear not for I am with you
Monday, April 24, 2017      1 comments

Have you ever done something frightening but felt secure because someone else was with you? Just this weekend I was at a training for high adventure instructors and there were several participants with less experience. On one particular element ... Read more
April 23, Isaiah 40. Comfort, sorrow, and God's greatness
Sunday, April 23, 2017      0 comments

We see a familiar quote in the first part, prepare the way of the lord. It was John the baptist who said this about Jesus. The people of that time understood the meaning from this prophecy, a promise to restore Israel but it was even more. The l... Read more
April 22, Isaiah 39. I don't care as long as it doesn't effect me
Saturday, April 22, 2017      3 comments

Have you ever had that attitude? Maybe you have that attitude today. Hezekiah did something very foolish, he bragged on his achievements and showed all of his strength to an enemy. Unfortunately there are some principles in life to always rememb... Read more
April 21, Isaiah 38, Hezekiah appeals to God
Friday, April 21, 2017      0 comments

Hezekiah is given a death sentence and he immediately turns his face to God and makes his appeal. I think that part is right, the first thing we should do, in all situations is turn to God. But note that he asks to be saved based on his own work... Read more
April 20, Isaiah 37:14-38 God delivers Jerusalem
Thursday, April 20, 2017      1 comments

Hezekiah has no hope except in God, he has no great army to fight against the Assyrians, so he takes the letter into the temple and prays. This is not some mystical formula, I attended a church once where the preacher told the congregation to br... Read more
April 19, Isaiah 37:1-13 Seek God first but make Him My God and not your God
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      0 comments

Hezekiah does the right thing, he goes tot he temple to pray and sends for the prophet. But the servants when they reach the prophet say YOUR GOD. I think that's a significant point. God wants for everyone to call Him MY GOD. That was the whole ... Read more
April 18, Isaiah 36, It's not a good idea to challenge God
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      0 comments

We studied this event back in the book of Kings. The army of Assyria comes to invade Jerusalem and the general becomes so bold as to insult God. Hezekiah was probably the best king that Judah had, for most of his life he sought after God and did... Read more
April 17, Isaiah 35 Refreshing rain after drought
Monday, April 17, 2017      1 comments

I think we've all lived through times of drought, we're experiencing one right now in central Florida. While I like not needing to mow the lawn, my bees could use some blossoming flowers. But what I notice about droughts, be them physical or spi... Read more
April 16, Easter Sunday, Matthew 28:1-10 God's not dead!
Sunday, April 16, 2017      2 comments

Jesus has finally answered the question, the challenge that was brought before Him through His life on earth. He has proven that He is indeed God. Where just yesterday there was no hope, now there will always be hope. There is nothing that any e... Read more
April 15, Easter Saturday, God is dead
Saturday, April 15, 2017      0 comments

I don't cite any scripture because scripture is silent on things which happened on this day. Jesus was certainly dead, at least the body. And in other places it tells us some of what happened after Jesus died. But let's look at the players in Je... Read more
April 14, John 18-19. What happened on Good Friday?
Friday, April 14, 2017      1 comments

We know what the final event was, Jesus was sacrificed for our sins. The method though depicts the depth of evil and depravity that can exist in man. But so much more happened yet each event has just one question asked from each side. Do you k... Read more
April 13, John 13. Easter week Thursday, or Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 13, 2017      4 comments

The celebration of Easter is more significant to Christians than any other day so I felt it proper to take a look at this event. Thursday was the beginning of the end in a way, it is the day in which Judas turns over Jesus to the religious autho... Read more
April 12, Isaiah 34. The end is coming and it won't be pretty
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      1 comments

To me there is no doubt that this speaks of the final end to this world. First the prophet extorts the nations to simply listen to God. And then I think that we should listen to the world. What's happening in our world? Scripture says it groans ... Read more

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