September 30

Isaiah 60:1-62:5; Philippians 1:27-2:18; Psalm 72:1-20; Proverbs 24:11-12

Isaiah was a prophet who spoke of things to come. He ends His book by speaking about when the Messiah (the Christ) would come. When the Messiah comes He will reverse the negative outlook of people’s lives.

We know  Jesus is the Messiah about whom Isaiah spoke. Hope was given to the poor, the broken, the bound, the hurting and the sick. In any society, these are the most vulnerable people. God cares about all hurting people and never ignores them. At any point, we all fall into one of these categories. We are always confident when things are going well. But when life turns sour, who is there for us?

Jesus is! He tells us in those difficult seasons, I am with you and will turn your situation around. Joy will return. Peace will be established. If you are in one of those seasons, turn to God and let Him encourage you with His Good News.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 62:6-65:25; Philippians 2:19-3:3; Psalm 73:1-28; Proverbs 24:13-14

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