Isaiah 2: 3,4 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Prayer: Lord God, we look to you to bring about everlasting peace.
Thought for the day: Peace within has a purifying effect on the world without.
Isaiah 2:5 Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in in the light of the Lord.
Prayer: Lord God, we are grateful for the lighted pathway of the Word that leads to fellowship with you.
Thought for the day: Those who don’t want to ask for directions should carry a road map.
Isaiah 2: 11, 12 the eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled).
Prayer: Almighty God, before you we bow in humility and awe.
Thought for the day: The armor of the arrogant is easily pierced.
Isaiah 2: 17, 18 The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled, the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, and the idols will totally disappear.
Prayer: Lord God, we would set aside all that the world places between you and us.
Thought for the day: Idols cannot teach us how to love.
Isaiah 2:22 Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils, Of what account is he?
Prayer: Lord God, may you forgive us when we have trusted the wisdom of humanity rather than your revelation.
Thought for the day: No tariff war will threaten to put undertakers and coffin makers out of business.
Isaiah 3: 10, 11 tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.
Prayer: Lord God, we trust you for justice as we trust you for mercy.
Thought for the day: In God’s time God shall set things right.
Isaiah 4: 5, 6 Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and glow of flaming fire by night, over all the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.
Prayer: Lord God, in your great plan you shall protect your children with your mercy and love.
Thought for the day: Children are home bodies.