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Isaiah 59-60
by Audrey Rogers on September 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 60--Verse 1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.Isaiah is speaking to the nation of Israel in this verse, but it can easily be applied to the church. We are no longer walking in the darkness of trying – and failing – to follow the law, because Jesus our Light has come and redeemed us! And now our job is to shine His light ...  Read More
Isaiah 57-58
by Audrey Rogers on September 24th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 58--Verse 11The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places. Do you ever feel like you’ve been scorched by life? Why does God let that happen? Well, let’s put it this way: heat has a way of bringing out the right desires. After running a long distance under a scorching sun, you are going to be awfully thirsty. But probably not for a big C...  Read More
Isaiah 55-56
by Audrey Rogers on September 23rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 55--Verses 8-9For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.Our reading today is all about the compassion of our God. How He brings in those who don’t deserve to be brought in, how He restores all that is broke...  Read More
Isaiah 53-54
by Audrey Rogers on September 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 53— Verse 12Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.Another prophecy about Jesus. Jesus was numbered among the transgressors. He died a criminal’s death. An...  Read More
Isaiah 51-52
by Audrey Rogers on September 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 51--Verse 3For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.This verse reminds me of the movie “Moana”, in which the main characters fight a giant lava monster to restore the heart of the island. (Spoiler: The...  Read More
Isaiah 49-50
by Audrey Rogers on September 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 50--Verse 4aThe Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. We have all been discouraged at one time or another in our lives. “A tongue of those who are taught” (a well-trained tongue) knows just what to say to help.God has provided His Word to help - to give hope, encouragement, direction, food...  Read More
Isaiah 47-48
by Audrey Rogers on September 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 48—Verse 13My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.Consider just two miracles that we can see daily:A seed dropped by a bird last summer sprouts in warm soil this spring, taking nutrients from the earth and converting sunshine into food, growing into a tall, leafy plant that burs...  Read More
Isaiah 45-46
by Audrey Rogers on September 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 45--Verse 7I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.This is a wild and crazy verse. First time I discovered these words, I was a bit aghast. God creates darkness and calamity?? Seems a bit sinister. But then I thought about it, and it became quite a comfort. Because, you see, when you create somet...  Read More
Isaiah 43-44
by Audrey Rogers on September 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 44--Verse 6Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.’In our reading today, we can see God time and time again stating His divinity as the only God, His strength, His justice, and His forgiveness. He calls Israel to repent, but also promises He will forgive them—if they woul...  Read More
Isaiah 41-42
by Audrey Rogers on September 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 42—Verse 1Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.What an incredible prophecy. When I read the Bible, I am blown away by the number of prophecies in it. Many prophecies are hundreds and some over a thousand years older than Jesus. The book of Isaiah was written abou...  Read More
Isaiah 39-40
by Audrey Rogers on September 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 42—Verse 1Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.What an incredible prophecy. When I read the Bible, I am blown away by the number of prophecies in it. Many prophecies are hundreds and some over a thousand years older than Jesus. The book of Isaiah was written abou...  Read More
Isaiah 37-38
by Audrey Rogers on September 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 37--Verse 20So now, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord.The king of Assyria and his army were at the gates of Jerusalem. King Hezekiah was distraught and he went to prayer to ask for rescue. He needed God needed to intervene.I was intrigued about some of the reasons he used to “convince” God to ...  Read More
Isaiah 35-36
by Audrey Rogers on September 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 35—Verse10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.I don’t know about you, but I can get discouraged and disheartened listening to the news. It seems like our world just continues to get worse and worse. So much pain, so ...  Read More
Isaiah 33-34
by Audrey Rogers on September 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 33-- Verse 22 (NKJV)For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us. The fear of tyranny has prompted nations to devise an elaborate system of checks and balances. We call it separation of powers. If we keep absolute power out of the hands of one, corruption will have a harder time taking root. But I can't help but smile when ...  Read More
Isaiah 31-32
by Audrey Rogers on September 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 31--Verse 1Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!The Israelites were afraid and were turning to Egypt—their former oppressor—for aid. Even though they had been warned by Isaiah not to turn to th...  Read More
Isaiah 28-30
by Audrey Rogers on September 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 30-- Verse 15For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling.God keeps telling us to trust him and rest in him all through the Bible. He says things like ‘do not be afraid’ about 365 times in the Bible! When you really look at it, rest and trust are ...  Read More
Isaiah 25-27
by Audrey Rogers on September 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 26--Verse 12 (CSB)Lord, you will establish peace for us, for you have also done all our work for us.Peace is so refreshing. The absence of tension, of anxiety, of anything that makes us crazy.There’s a particular restlessness that comes with feeling the need to perform for God. We try to please him, try to make him happy, work hard to be honorable in his sight.But that...  Read More
Isaiah 22-24
by Audrey Rogers on September 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 22—Verse 11You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.Everyone has had tasks to perform where their talents or abilities were just what was needed to get the job done. A mechanic with the proper tools is able to fix a car that is not running. A skilled carpenter ca...  Read More
Isaiah 19-21
by Audrey Rogers on September 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah19--Verse 25…whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”Whoa – hold up – what?! Blessed be Egypt and Assyria? Wait a minute, these are the sworn enemies of Israel. Egypt enslaved the Israelites and murdered their babies for 400 years, and Assyria attacked Israel and took several t...  Read More
Isaiah 16-18
by Audrey Rogers on September 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 16--Verse 5Then a throne will be established in steadfast love, an on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David one who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness. There are 195 countries in the world today. 54 of the countries are in Africa, 48 in Asia, 44 in Europe, 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 in Oceania, and 2 in Northern America....  Read More
Isaiah 13-15
by Audrey Rogers on September 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 14--Verse 1For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob.God is faithful. He was faithful to restore Israel even after many betrayals. He promised to do it again, because His covenant with them was based off of His faithfulness,...  Read More
Isaiah 10-12
by Audrey Rogers on September 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 12--Verse 2“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”Isn’t that incredible God doesn’t just give us salvation; He actually is our salvation. He doesn’t just give us strength He is our strength. He is the reason for our singing. He is our song and our worship wouldn’t ...  Read More
Isaiah 7-9
by Audrey Rogers on August 31st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 9--Verse 2The people walking in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned. Imagine for a minute that you were lost in a cave. Everything is dark, you can’t see what’s in front of you. At any moment, death is coming. But something catches your eye, a light source. Hope of escaping is present and real. Strength...  Read More
Isaiah 4-6
by Audrey Rogers on August 30th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 6--Verse 3And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!””In the presence of angels worshiping the Lord of hosts, Isaiah felt unworthy to join because of his unclean lips. How could the lips of a sinner be used to offer praise to a Holy God? God saw his predicament and sent an angel with a burning coal ...  Read More
Isaiah 1-3
by Audrey Rogers on August 28th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Isaiah 1—Verse 18Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.The book of Isaiah a big book of prophecy written in a very poetic style. It can be confusing at times. But as we go through it, just keep in mind the main story arc Isaiah follows:He...  Read More

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