Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 17 – Isaiah 18-22

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Isaiah 18-22. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.
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I feel the more I read the Bible the more I fall in love with it. The Bible is unlike any other book on the face of the planet. Where else do you get a book that was written over a fifteen hundred year period of time, in three different languages, on three different continents and yet it all tells one story? Where else do you get a book that teaches so many truths but at the same time contains destruction and violence like the Bible does? Where else do you find steamy sex scenes like Song of Solomon yet they are completely appropriate and even God honoring? Where else do you find the very mind of God contained in the words on the pages? Nowhere! I love this book.

I was reminded of that today as I visualized the imagery of Isaiah’s prophecies. One really struck me in Isaiah twenty-two verses seventeen and eighteen … “For the LORD is about to hurl you away, mighty man. He is going to grab you, crumple you into a ball, and toss you away into a distant, barren land. There you will die, and your glorious chariots will be broken and useless. You are a disgrace to your master!” (Isaiah 22:17-18 NLT). I love that imagery … the idea of God taking a person, crumpling them into a ball and hurling them. What an amazing word picture God paints through Isaiah’s pen.

So what amazes you about the Bible? How does God move you to fathom various thoughts about his Word? What draws you back to God’s word over and over again?

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