Day 214 – 2 Kings 20-21

Day 214
2 Kings 20-21

The story of Hezekiah’s illness that nearly took his life, followed by the Lord’s healing, including the extension of fifteen years, as recorded in Kings was paralleled by Isaiah’s own record of the same series of events with only a few differences (see Isaiah 38, Day 206). Upon receiving news of


Day 213 – Isaiah 64-66

Day 213
Isaiah 64-66

Desperate times demand desperate measures. In Isaiah’s day, the people of God were in exile but were preparing to return home. Today, the western Church is experiencing exilic conditions in its own backyard. The urgent need then, as well as today, is for the people of God to become


Day 212 – Isaiah 59-63

Day 212
Isaiah 59-63

Our world is broken. It is broken because human nature is essentially warped. In Plato’s Republic, the Greek philosopher acknowledged that, “In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature,” and “there is no conceivable folly or crime which . . . when he has parted company with all shame and sense, a man may not be


Day 211 – Isaiah 54-58

Day 211
Isaiah 54-58

Isaiah was comfortable shifting back and forth between the great majestic peaks of redemptive history often without reference to time or distance between the events. At one moment, he might be surveying the peak of God’s outrageous mercy shown to undeserving people through the sin-bearing work of the Servant (Isaiah 53) and the


Day 210 – Isaiah 49-53

Day 210
Isaiah 49-53

The second Servant Song of Isaiah described the Servant’s relationship to the Gentile nations against the backdrop of Israel’s failure to be a light to them (49:1-7). The Servant spoke and said, “Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you people’s from afar” (1). The Servant was deeply conscious that God had called Him and equipped Him


Day 209 – 2 Kings 18:9-19:37; Psalm 46, 80, 135

Day 209
2 Kings 18:9-19:37; Psalm 46, 80, 135

This account from Kings, which records Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah, mirrored the report of Isaiah with the exception of few minor details (see Day 205). As it happened, the strategy of the king of Assyria was to eliminate Judah as a potential threat in his overall plan to conquer Egypt.


Day 208 – Isaiah 44-48

Day 208
Isaiah 44-48

God has given to His people in exile, a gospel-enhancing picture of the future. He reminded the people of Israel that He formed them and chose them by His own sovereign grace. He would also help them in their post-exilic years (44:1-2). For that reason, they need not fear the future or


Day 207 – Isaiah 40-43

Day 207
Isaiah 40-43

In the second half of the book of Isaiah (40-66) the prophet declared a new message for the people of Judah. At the end of Chapter 39, Isaiah informed Hezekiah that the Babylonians would invade his country and take his people captive. Approximately a century later, that fateful day


Day 206 – Isaiah 37-39

Day 206
Isaiah 37-39

When the taunting and mockery of the Rabshekah was reported to Hezekiah, he donned sackcloth, entered the Temple, and humbled himself before the Lord. Even though he knew that the Assyrian commander was partly right, that God had raised up the Assyrians to discipline His


Day 205 – Isaiah 35-36

Day 205
Isaiah 35-36

War is devastating. Following the invasion of the Assyrians, the land of Judah was destroyed, crops were decimated, and the roads were made unsafe for travel. In the midst of this bleak reality, Isaiah foresaw a new day where everything would be renovated back to the way God intended it. It would be Paradise restored (35:1-10). One day