• The Vision of Isaiah Devotional

    Isaiah 1:1–17

    God often causes His people to prosper materially, so we may enjoy the fruit of our godly labors. However, material abundance can be dangerous because, if we are not careful, we can forget the Source of all blessings and trust in the blessings themselves. That is why it is so important to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness, remembering that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away (Job 1:21b). No matter our level of prosperity, may we not forget that every good gift comes from Him. View Resource

  • Honoring God’s Covenant Devotional

    Isaiah 1:11–17

    We will look more at church discipline in the days ahead. As we close our study today, let us be reminded that coming into the Lord’s presence without repentance is dangerous indeed. It is particularly risky when we claim to be following the Lord and yet are not truly obeying Him as the Lord of all things. Preventing such people from coming into God’s presence at the Lord’s Table is for their good, as it prevents them from angering the Lord even further. View Resource

  • The Remission of Sins Devotional

    Isaiah 1:18

    God is holy and must punish sin, which is an affront to His perfect character. Yet He is also gracious and merciful, and true to His covenant to save His people. Our Creator shows His holiness in judging sin on the cross and His grace in placing Jesus there in our place. If you are burdened by the thought that you cannot be forgiven, know that if you trust in Jesus, then all your sins are forgiven. Receive His pardon by faith and then declare His grace to others. View Resource

  • The Remission of Sins Devotional

    Isaiah 1:18

    How do you view yourself? Do you acknowledge that you are a sinner who is no longer guilty because of Christ? Or are you weighed down by guilt for the sins that you have committed? If you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation, you need not bear such guilt any longer. If you know Christ but struggle with guilt, ask Him to remind you that He forgives the truly repentant, and find other believers who will help to remind you of this. View Resource

  • Sending Away our Sins Devotional

    Isaiah 1:18

    In Christ, our guilt has been dealt with. When we trust in Jesus alone, we are forgiven of our sins. They are sent out of God’s sight, not in that He pretends they never happened but in that they are covered by the righteousness of Jesus. If you are in Christ, you never need to worry that God will make you pay the eternal penalty of hell for your sins. You have peace with Him, peace that fuels service in His name. View Resource

  • Reasoning with the LORD Devotional

    Isaiah 1:18–31

    Isaiah 1:18 is a great promise indeed, assuring us that no matter how much sin has stained our souls, God can cleanse us completely and make us stand before Him as His holy people. But for this to happen, we must repent. We must agree with the Lord’s evaluation of sin in our lives—that it deserves His wrath—and then we must renounce it, asking for God’s pardon and strength that we might resist temptation. We do this not just once but every day of our lives. 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 LORD’s Glorious Branch Devotional

    Isaiah 4:2-6

    When we come to the New Testament, we find that the unexpected—from our perspective—has happened. The latter days of judgment and blessing have been extended for many years, with the Lord’s blessing being emphasized through the preaching of the gospel and the conversion of the nations. That does not mean, however, that the final day of judgment is not coming. Are you clothed in the righteousness of Christ and thus prepared to meet God on that day? View Resource

  • When Good and Evil are Confused Devotional

    Isaiah 5:8-30

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage: “If a woe is here pronounced even on private individuals, when they say of evil that it is good, and of good that it is evil, how much more on those who have been raised to any elevated, rank, and discharge a public office, whose duty it is to defend what is right and honorable!” Those who hold positions of leadership are tasked particularly with promoting what is right and good. God’s people must hold leaders accountable when they endorse evil. View Resource

  • The Heavenly Choir Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1–3

    Hebrews 12:18–24 tells us that worship is more than just the gathering of saints in an earthly sanctuary. When we praise God alongside His people we actually enter heaven itself, bearing witness with the angels to our Lord’s holiness and beauty. We should, therefore, never consider worship as something dull and dreary, for we enter into the gates of heaven and join the angels in God’s throne room singing praises of His majesty. View Resource

  • The Host of Heaven Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1-3

    There are many privileges that come with serving the Lord, one of which is knowing that He has appointed true angels to watch over us (Ps. 91:11–12). We are not guarded by the chubby little creatures with tiny wings that often appear in popular artwork; rather, we are protected by mighty beings who derive their strength from His hand. Our Lord has not abandoned us, having appointed the heavenly host to fight on our behalf. View Resource

  • Seraphim Viewing the Lord Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1-3

    That even the angels must shield their eyes in the presence of God shows the reverence with which we are to approach our Creator. He is our Most Holy Lord, so we cannot be irreverent in our worship. We come before Him knowing that He is holy by nature, and we can be holy only by grace. We trust Him to sustain us in His presence, remembering who He is and who we are. That is part of what it means to worship God in spirit and truth. View Resource

  • The Holiness of God Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1–4

    Among the many differences between the Bible and other religious texts is its view of the unsurpassable holiness of God. His purity is absolute and essential to His being in Scripture; it is something He will not compromise (Heb. 12:14). Such holiness is frightening to sinners and so this attribute is not often emphasized today. Spend some time meditating on today’s passage and the verses suggested for further study that you may always be aware of the Lord’s holiness. View Resource

  • 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

  • Guilt and Guilt Feelings Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1-7

    Today’s passage is a good illustration of a person whose guilty feelings matched with the reality of his sin. When brought before the Lord of hosts, Isaiah confessed his guilt—he felt it—and it was atoned for—because he really was guilty. When we feel guilt, we should honestly look at what we have done to see if we are guilty. Should we find that we are objectively guilty, we must confess our sin to God through Christ Jesus. If we do so, we will always be forgiven. View Resource