• The Call of Isaiah Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1-7

    Dr. James R. White comments: “If we ask Isaiah, ‘Whose glory did you see in your vision of the temple?’ he would reply, ‘Yahweh’s.’ But if we ask the same question of John, ‘Whose glory did Isaiah see?’ he would give the same answer—only in its fullness, ‘Jesus’” (The Forgotten Trinity, pp. 137–138). The most holy God took on human flesh to give us full pardon and cleansing. Let us never miss the wonder that Christ Jesus is the incarnate Creator of all. View Resource

  • The Day of the Lord for Babylon Devotional

    Isaiah 13

    Scripture often talks about the overthrow of other gods, but not because the biblical writers saw these gods as real deities that were equivalent in power and position to the one true God of Israel. Instead, the overthrow of these gods was a means by which to illustrate the Lord’s final victory against all that oppose Him. Though Satan and his minions rage against us now, their final defeat is sure, and it will be manifested at the last day. View Resource

  • Delivered from Assyria’s Hand Devotional

    Isaiah 37

    Hezekiah’s willingness to pray in today’s passage indicates that while the promises of God are sure, we should not be afraid to pray even after we have received them. As we seek the Lord’s face, He brings His purposes to pass, as He has ordained that our prayers are a means by which He fulfills His Word to us. That is why, for example, we pray for the Lord Jesus to return (Rev. 22:20). His return is sure, but the Lord will bring it about as His people pray to Him. View Resource

  • Egypt and Assyria Serve the Lord Devotional

    Isaiah 19:16-25

    Today’s passage also speaks of an altar to God in the midst of Egypt (Isa. 19:19). Matthew Henry sees this as pointing to the worship of God in spirit and truth in all places as Jesus describes in John 4:21–24: “In Christ Jesus all distinction of nations is taken away; and a spiritual altar, a gospel church, in the midst of the land of Egypt, is as acceptable to God as one in the midst of the land of Israel.” When the Lord’s foes become His followers, they may worship Him anywhere. View Resource

  • Egypt Redeemed Devotional

    Isaiah 19:16–25

    Christ inaugurated the kingdom in His ministry, death, and resurrection, and now He rules to bring people from all nations into His kingdom as these earthly realms belong to Him. Augustine of Hippo comments, “The nations are Christ’s inheritance, and the ends of the earth are His possession.” We are to make this reality manifest as we share the gospel, fund missionary work, and strive to make the invisible kingdom of God visible in its fullness. View Resource

  • The Fallen Day Star Devotional

    Isaiah 14:1-27

    In today’s passage, the king of Babylon is denied burial, and his corpse is left out in the open (Isa. 14:18–20b). This was the most shameful thing that could happen to a person in the ancient Near East, so the message for God’s people was this: When the Lord defeated their enemies, it would be full and final. Such is our hope. Even now, Christ is putting all His and our enemies under His feet (1 Cor. 15:25), and one day no creature will be able to doubt that we are on the winning side. View Resource

  • The Glory of the Restoration Devotional

    Isaiah 35:5–6

    Christ Jesus our Lord is God’s agent of renewal, the one through whom the Spirit is poured out and whose work on the cross redeems creation. But we cannot benefit from this work, nor can we see Jesus as the fulfillment of Isaiah’s promises, without trusting the Savior. Calvin writes, “The eyes cannot see what is right, and the ears cannot hear, and the feet cannot guide us in the right way, till we are united to Christ.” Let us pray that our union with Christ would be strengthened. View Resource

  • God Will Swallow up Death Forever Devotional

    Isaiah 25

    Paul tells us that “the last enemy to be destroyed is death” (1 Cor. 15:26) because he recognizes that death continues to plague creation even though Christ dealt it a mortal blow by His own death and resurrection. Death still inflicts pain upon us and our world; nevertheless, we will not have to fight death forever. Moreover, if we are in Christ, we need not fear death should we die before Christ returns. In Him we are alive and will have victory over death and its effects. View Resource

  • The Heavenly Host Devotional

    Revelation 4

    What is the highest calling of the Christian? The continual praise of God by the angels in heaven is one of the many depictions in the Bible that emphasize the importance of worship. Praising our Creator in heaven is the highest duty for the believer; indeed, we are exhorted to worship the Lord in all that we do (1 Cor. 10:31). And we should look forward to corporate worship each Sunday, for it is there that we glorify God in the presence of His people and the angels. View Resource

  • Hezekiah’s Failure Devotional

    Isaiah 39

    One commentator notes how Hezekiah’s failure shows the importance of a life of obedience. If we trust God only when we are in dire straits, like Hezekiah was with Sennacherib, but forget Him when things are good, then we are treating the Lord like a talisman or good luck charm who helps us when things look down. We are not called to trust the Lord only once at our conversions, but we must seek Him and obey His commandments every day of our lives. View Resource

  • Hezekiah’s Foolish Decision Devotional

    2 Kings 20:12-21

    Hezekiah’s rather selfish response to Isaiah’s prophecy about the fall of his sons shows how even those who follow God still fall into sin (2 Kings 20:19). One of the sins with which we commonly struggle is the temptation not to trust in the Lord but in our own talents or alliances with others. Where do you find it difficult to trust God? Ask Him to help you believe Him and act according to the promises in His Word. View Resource

  • The Holiness of God Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1-7

    Alone among the religions of the world, Christianity teaches that God does not grade on a curve. If we think that He will let us into heaven if our good deeds outweigh our bad, we are sadly mistaken. One sin is enough to banish us from His blessed presence forever. Though most of us likely confess this truth with our lips, getting it into our souls takes a lifetime. May we recall God’s perfect holiness and our desperate plight so that we never trust in our own works to set us right with Him. View Resource

  • Isaiah Volunteers for Service Devotional

    Isaiah 6:8–13

    Matthew Henry writes, “Even the word of God oftentimes proves a means of hardening sinners.” This is seen most clearly in the ministry of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God Himself, whose parables were given to harden the hearts of some and create faith in the hearts of others. Let us not be ashamed of the teaching of Scripture, for as it is accurately proclaimed, it always accomplishes God’s intent for it (Isa. 55:10–11), which is not always an individual’s salvation. View Resource

  • The Latter Days Devotional

    Isaiah 2:1-5

    Today’s passage is ultimately fulfilled in Christ, the temple of God who is exalted over all the nations (Mark 14:58; John 2:13–22). How much of this Isaiah clearly understood is hard to say, but he knew for sure that his vision meant the exaltation of Israel and that the world would know Yahweh is the one true God. The Lord showed this to him in a way His ancient people could understand, for God speaks our language when He reveals Himself. Let us thank Him for that. View Resource

  • The Little Apocalypse Devotional

    Isaiah 24

    The final judgment in today’s chapter was predicted to come after the exile of Israel and Judah. We live on the other side of this exile, though the New Testament does not foresee it coming to its full and final end until the return of Christ. Nevertheless, we are closer to the day of judgment today then we were yesterday, and we will be even closer to it tomorrow. Are you ready to endure that great day by resting in Christ’s righteousness alone? View Resource