Wednesday, January 12, 2022

THE MORNING BY MORNING SEARCH

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 49-50

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“Morning by morning,” Orthodox Jews read the Torah and other holy books in a library that is part of the Western Wall (or Wailing Wall) of Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: Isaiah 50:4

The Lord God has given Me

The tongue of the learned,

That I should know how to speak

A word in season to him who is weary.

He awakens Me morning by morning,

He awakens My ear

To hear as the learned.

 

No doubt the people of Berea, Greece, read Isaiah. They did as we are doing daily in this blog. They “searched the Scriptures daily to find out if these things [the message Paul preached] were so” (Acts 17:10-12).

Search Isaiah 49 and discover the birth of “Messiah,” and that “He” (God) would tell Messiah’s mother what His Name would be. For the third time Isaiah speaks of Messiah as a “Light to the Gentiles” (Isaiah 9:2, 42:6 & 49:6). Messiah was rejected (49:7a). Messiah’s mission statement is introduced (49:9). Let us think of a Person who lived among us whose life and death fits these descriptions, who arose early every morning to pray (our key verse). Search for and read Mark 1:35. Jesus did this! Whose back was struck and whose beard was plucked out? (50:6). Let us take time, “Morning by morning” to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray, as our key verse says, that I will “know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.” Awaken me “morning by morning.” Awaken my ear that I may “hear as the learned.” Then grant me, I pray, that I will, with wisdom, boldness, and consistency, share with others what I am learning. I ask these blessings in the Name of the One who never failed, Jesus Messiah (“Christ” in Greek), Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

There are great places everywhere in which we gather to worship. I expect that Pastor Blackburn will bring a strong message from God’s Word which will nourish and strengthen us for living! It was after a week of fasting and prayer by members of this church that I was awakened the second Monday of January of 2012 and I heard that “still small voice” prompting me to learn to do this two-year blog journey through the Bible!!!

Yours to encourage us all to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!”

David

P.S. In yesterday’s blog I wrote some things about China and the people of Chinese descent who live by the millions all over the world, blessing the countries where they live. In today’s reading, Isaiah 49:12b speaks of those from “Sinim.” This is China! While seeking to have a Christian pavilion in the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, I found an amazing story of Chinese Jewish people who lived in an area of Shanghai where Jews had lived since the Assyrians practiced ethnic cleansing on the northern Ten Tribes of Israel. The Chinese are proud of the safe haven they provided for Jews during the Nazi-inspired Holocaust.

8 thoughts on “Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  1. Wow! There is so much in today’s Bible reading! Thank You, Father, for Your Word. Wash us clean in Your blood and in Your Word. Please help us to understand and live by what You are teaching us. Help all those who don’t know You hear Your Word and turn to You, I ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

    From Isaiah 49:3-6:

    He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel,
    and you will bring me glory.”
    I replied, “But my work seems so useless!
    I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.
    Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand;
    I will trust God for my reward.”

    And now the Lord speaks—
    the one who formed me in my mother’s womb to be his servant,
    who commissioned me to bring Israel back to him.
    The Lord has honored me,
    and my God has given me strength.
    He says, “You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me.
    I will make you a light to the Gentiles,
    and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”

    What a promise!

  2. I am so grateful that the Messiah is a…Light to the Gentiles as well..

    This time going through the book of Isaiah with David I feel that I am learning more than ever before…thanks be to God!
    For some reason I found it very touching that Isaiah foretold all those years prior to Jesus’s birth that God would tell Mary what His name would be!

    May God Bless and keep us all today in His wonderful care!

  3. A a wonderful reading today. So much confirmation about the truth of Messiah Jesus. Blessings all for a good and safe day. Very cold start here in S Ontario.

  4. Incredible scripture in today’s readings! Ever thankful for His Word! Yes the LORD says, we are honored in the eyes of the LORD and our God has been our strength. The LORD says, He will answer us, in the day of salvation. He will help us, He will keep us, and He will make us. Because the Sovereign LORD helps us, we will not be disgraced. Let us trust in the name of the LORD and rely on our God. Amen. May His peace be with you, fellow saints in the Lord.

    He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
    Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
    Psalm 40:3 ESV

    Chris Tomlin – Jesus Messiah – Lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdxSC1tHJn0

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