Yesterday we heard Adam and Keith share from a passage called the Magnificat of Mary. Isn’t it amazing to think of the Jewish people at long last receiving their promised Messiah? We read and read in Isaiah so far how they strayed, how the Lord pursued them, how He promised to bring them a Savior. And at last He arrives, unexpectedly as a helpless baby. Let’s finish reading the chapter that Adam started yesterday.
Read Luke 1:67-80
- What kinds of phrases do you recognize in Zechariah’s praises that he surely learned as a student of the Old Testament as he served at the temple?
- As we head into Christmas week, what is heavy on your heart? Are there family situations that will be difficult? Will there be more pain this week than celebration?
- Ask the Lord to give your heart praise where there doesn’t seem to be any.
This week we are going to start into the second section of Isaiah, chapters 40-66.
Isaiah 39 ends with the Israelites being carried off to captivity in Babylon. Jeremiah then begins a message of hope to the exiles and beyond. Interestingly much of what is written is from a future vantage point.
Listen to the Bible Project summary here: