Bible Book: Isaiah

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Unexpected and Ironic Gifts for God

There is a profound irony in our giving gifts to God. Whether we’re giving God our labor or the financial fruits of our labor, in fact we are giving to God what God has provided. God doesn’t need our stuff.

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Remember God as You Work

It’s easy to forget about God when we’re busy working. We can focus on the tasks at hand, and also the challenges and opportunities.

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God Is There For You

We often look to things other than God for help.

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Speed the Cause of Righteousness

The Old Testament prophet Isaiah foretells a time when a king “seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.”

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What Difference Does Moab Make to Me?

The example of Moab encourages us to walk in God’s ways, to honor God in all we do.

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How to Be Like God

Are we to be like God? There isn’t a simple answer to this question.

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Drink Deeply from the Waters of Salvation

God has more to do in us and through us as we drink deeply from and share with others the water of salvation.

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When the Wolf Lives With the Lamb

Then the whole world is filled with the knowledge of God, all things will be transformed. Violence will cease. Enemies will become friends. Injustice will be replaced with peace.

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Seeing Beneath the Surface

Isaiah foretold the day when a unique leader would be given to the people of God. Because this leader would be filled with the Spirit of God, he wouldn’t see only what’s on the surface.

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Boasting in God

When we do something important, we are tempted to take all the credit. Yet Scripture reminds us that the good we do comes because of God’s work in and through us.

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God’s Commitment to Justice

In many passages of Scripture, including Isaiah 10, God condemns those who use their power to oppress others.

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Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Jesus makes God known to us in many different ways. Through Jesus we can receive God’s counsel and benefit from God’s might.

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Overcoming Fear with Fear

There are many things in this world that can cause us to feel afraid.

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God is With You!

Long ago, God promised through the prophet Isaiah that one day a child would be born with the name “Immanuel.” This child, and this name, would reassure God’s people of God’s presence with them.

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How Will You Respond to the Call of God?

Are you willing to represent God in your part of the world?

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