Summarize the day’s reading in one paragraph.
Isaiah in chapters 9-12 begins with addressing the coming of the Messiah, and Gods anger toward Israel for turning to idols, and the Assyrian nation. He goes on to prophesize about the New Jerusalem, heaven on earth, and ends with songs of praise.
What is one key verse? Why?
The wolf with live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and the little child will lead them.
That verse speaks to the peace we will have in heaven, and helps me rise above my circumstances, knowing that this peace is a promise from God.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
Instead of looking at what is going on in the world right now, and blaming God for it, I know that God is working toward an expected end, a New Jerusalem where there will be no more death, sorrow, or crying, and no more pain.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
This makes me less critical of myself and others, knowing that God is working in all of us to lead us to the New Jerusalem..
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I will be less critical of God and what is happening in the world.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
I see Jesus as Isiah describes him. Wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father and Prince of peace.