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When we meet in person, we take time to share prayer requests we might have. If you have any to share, please add them as a comment on this post. When you are ready, use the prayer below (source) to get started.
O Lord, thank you for sustaining me through the hard times in my life. Thank you for helping me soar, doing things for you that I never dreamed I could accomplish. Father, thank you for blessing me during the everyday comings and goings of life. I depend upon you for help and strength. For every good thing in my life I praise you and thank you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Today's lesson is on Isaiah 40:12-23, 25-31.
The New Testament tells us that God spoke through the prophets. Prophets were fearless men whose main duty was to deal with the religious and moral life of the people. The keynote of Isaiah is “salvation.” Isaiah means “salvation of Jehovah.” At the time of Isaiah, Israel was divided into the Northern and Southern Kingdom. Isaiah spoke to Judah. He also portrays the birth, family, anointing, character, simplicity of life, gentleness, death, resurrection and his glorious return and reign of the coming Messiah. Isaiah was a man of royal blood. He was an aristocrat who was brought up in the court and had high standing with the people of Jerusalem. Tradition tells us that his ministry as a prophet lasted 60 years and he was 120 years old when he died.
Father, we thank you for the record left to us by the prophet Isaiah! May we realize fully that, with the New Testament, we now have immeasurably more insight into your nature than Isaiah did! Help us to take neither you nor your Word for granted. Renew our strength as only you are able to do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Thought to Remember
There is never any power shortage with God.
Questions for Discussion
Today's benediction is from the New King James Version.
Next week's lesson will be on Daniel 3:19-28.
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