Archive for June, 2016

What Is God’s Word for You Today?

June 30, 2016

Isaiah 44 and 45 (ESV): Digging into God’s Word We have spent 9 devotions on Isaiah 44 and 45. Who knew we could glean so much for our lives out of these two chapters? From Isaiah’s perspective, two main themes emerge in chapters 44 and 45: Following idols, although prevalent, is useless. Only the God… read more »

What Happens When We Turn to God

June 27, 2016

Isaiah 45:20-25 (ESV) 20 “Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save. 21 Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was… read more »

What Happens When We Seek God?

June 23, 2016

Isaiah 45:15-19 (ESV) 15 Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior. 16 All of them are put to shame and confounded; the makers of idols go in confusion together. 17 But Israel is saved by the LORD with everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity…. read more »

Does God Have a Plan?

June 20, 2016

Isaiah 45:11-14 (ESV) 11 Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him: “Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands? 12 I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens,… read more »

Why Did God Make Me This Way?

June 16, 2016

Inside: Do you ever wonder, “Why did God make me this way?” We see our flaws, but our heavenly Father sees much more. Discover what God sees and how to see yourself in the same way. We see our flaws. What does God see? Isaiah gives us a glimpse: Isaiah 45:8-10 (ESV) 8 “Shower, O heavens, from… read more »

What in the World?

June 13, 2016

Isaiah 45:1-7 (ESV) Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: 2 “I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in… read more »

Finding Our Way Back to God

June 9, 2016

Isaiah 44:21-28 (ESV) The LORD Redeems Israel 21 Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you; you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. 22 I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have… read more »

Putting First Things First

June 6, 2016

Enjoy the humor in this passage today. Although most of us today don’t fashion idols from iron or wood, we struggle with idolatry of a different sort: worshiping our work, the people we love, celebrities, and even our passions. Isaiah 44:9-20 (ESV) The Folly of Idolatry 9 All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they… read more »

When You Need to Know Who God Is

June 2, 2016

Isaiah 44:6-8 (ESV) Besides Me There Is No God 6 Thus 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. 7 Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before… read more »

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