Tag: isaiah

The Joy of These Days

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor     and the day of vengeance of our God,…

Holiness Flows Out

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it…

Repairers of Broken Walls

  Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins     and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,     Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. –Isaiah 58:12 Isaiah was a faithful prophet, and the Old Testament book that bears his name is an elegant piece of work. It explores themes such as righteousness, justice, and forgiveness in…

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Returning

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare     the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert     a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up,     every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level,     the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,     and all people will…

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Prophesying

The wolf will live with the lamb,     the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together;     and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear,     their young will lie down together,     and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s…

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Community of Equality

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the…