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“The Holy One of Israel” is Isaiah’s favorite name for God. The Lord states his case against his children. Judgment and tenderness intermingle. Allow Isaiah’s poetic images to so move you that you sense in your spirit all the variations on the theme of rebellion that Isaiah lays before you. Listen inwardly as you read.
Be one with all humanity that has been in open rebellion against the Lord, yet still the object of the Lord’s tender love when hearts turn to God once again.
This is a new beginning of the cycles of grace. Present yourself before the Lord. Perhaps you feel as that abandoned shack in the field after the farm workers have moved on. May you know by faith that the Spirit of the Lord Jesus is waiting to breathe new life into your inner house. May you receive the Lord and be one with God.
Surrendering to You, Lord. v. 2
Never forsaking my Lord. v. 4
New life in my inner house. v. 8
My sins being white as snow. v. 18
This is the first of four weeks in Advent, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets,in this season the prophet Isaiah.
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