Category Archives: Isaiah

A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 2

In the Year of Jubilee, debts were forgiven; captives were set free; land would lie fallow. (You can read all about it in Leviticus 25.) Jesus is declaring that in Him, the Year of Jubilee has come. In fact, it … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 1

Today we continue our study of Isaiah, but we’re going to begin in the Gospel of Luke. Luke tells us how one of Isaiah’s prophecies came to be fulfilled. And even though Isaiah delivered this prophecy about 2,700 years ago, … Continue reading

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A New Day: You Shall Go Out in Joy, Part 2

Here’s the good news: God offers us the “something more” our souls are seeking. He offers that which truly satisfies the soul. From our text in Isaiah 55, God says, Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good… Incline … Continue reading

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A New Day: You Shall Go Out in Joy, Part 1

“Do whatever makes you happy.” This is one of the major philosophies people live by these days. It’s Pinterest-philosophy, the kind of Etsy-fied life mantra that we love to paint on pieces of repurposed wood to adorn our homes. I … Continue reading

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A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 3

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, … Continue reading

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A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 2

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13 Reason #2: Fear not, for I am the one who helps you. … Continue reading

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A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 1

I read an article this week about the fears of famous people. The article pointed out that Jennifer Aniston, John Madden, and Whoopi Goldberg are all aviophobes. They’re afraid of flying. (And I thought Mr. T was the only one.) … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 3

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted… Isaiah 40:30 No matter our physical strength, it eventually wears out. Even for the young and energetic, our own resources and capacities are limited. We grow old, … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 2

In Isaiah 40, the prophet declares that God does not faint or grow weary. Isaiah wants the people to know that their God has not grown tired. The people might be weary, but God is not. He hasn’t lost a … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 1

One of the things I really love about God’s Word is that it provides us with an antidote to the weariness we feel from time to time. I wonder how many of us are weary with worry. Maybe your worries … Continue reading

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