Monday, December 13, 2010


Reading Isaiah 25 is like a preview of Revelation 21-22. I truly have never realized how many connections are made between these two books.

But this verse (25:9) certainly drove my anticipation for Jesus' return.

It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him. Let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reading in...

A lot of my reading of Scripture lately has been in 2 books: Proverbs and Isaiah.

From Proverbs: I am learning the value placed on speech and (more accurately) NOT speaking every time there is a break in conversation. There seems to be a premium in Proverbs on being careful with your words. Truly, a wise person will be wise with their words.

From Isaiah: I am seeing the devastation of idolatry. I read yesterday from Isaiah 17 and realized how easy it is to look to the work of our own hands, rather than to our Maker. It is easy to forget the God of our salvation and the Rock of our refuge.

The consequences of idol-worship are devastating, the destruction caused by ill-advised speech is enormous, but we have a Savior who is able to deliver us and change us from the inside out.