Advent Daily Devotions, Saturday 20th December

James DouglasUncategorized

Readings:

Psalm 138
Isaiah 10:20-27
Jude 17-25
Luke 3:15-20
Focus Reading:

Isaiah 10:20-27

The Repentant Remnant of Israel

On that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on the one who struck them, but will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.  A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.  For though your people Israel were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. Destruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness.  For the Lord God of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in all the earth.

Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: O my people, who live in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians when they beat you with a rod and lift up their staff against you as the Egyptians did.  For in a very little while my indignation will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction.  The Lord of hosts will wield a whip against them, as when he struck Midian at the rock of Oreb; his staff will be over the sea, and he will lift it as he did in Egypt.  On that day his burden will be removed from your shoulder, and his yoke will be destroyed from your neck.

Tent of nations mural

Mural Painted by children & volunteers at the Tent of Nations 2012.

“We Refuse To Be Enemies” Daoud Nassar – Tent of Nations.