Insights on Today's Reading
2 Chronicles 27 - This short chapter presents to us Uzziah's son, Jotham, who served with his father when Uzziah was stricken with leprosy. After Uzziah's death Jotham continued to reign. Special note is made that he did not go into the Temple like his father had done. He was a good king and it is also noted the he "became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God" verse 6. He made sure his plans and actions were in agreement with God's law and God's ways.
Isaiah 9 - As Judea was getting further and further away from following the Lord, God made sure they were aware of His plan to fulfill His prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 that a Child would be born from a virgin, and this Child was Immanuel, God with us. Now in this chapter God makes clear this Child, as a human, would be born, but as the Son of God, He would be given. In other words, Jesus did not become the Son of God at His birth. He already was God's Son from eternity past. Among other great truths in this chapter are the names and titles given to this Child: "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" verse 6.
Isaiah 10 - God speaks against those in Judah who practice injustice. He also shows His anger against Assyria. He will eventually restore a remnant of Jacob's descendants to come back to the Lord, verse 20. He assures the people of Zion that He will defeat the Assyrians.
Isaiah 11 - In the verse 2 you will read of seven characteristics of the Holy Spirit. He is spoke of as the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of understanding, the Spirit of counsel, the Spirit of might, the Spirit of knowledge, and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord. This has been used to explain what the Book of Revelation means when it speaks of the "seven Spirits of the Lord," Revelation 1:4; 4:5; and 5:6. Isaiah also gives a beautiful picture of life on earth during the Millennial Reign of Christ on earth in verses 6-9.
Isaiah 12 - This is a chapter of praise and thanksgiving to God when the nation of Israel will rejoice in the coming Kingdom!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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