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Notes on Isaiah

ISAIAH

1:1-31  -  God invites us to ‘come’ to Him and receive salvation - ‘though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow’. He also warns us - there will be judgment ‘if you refuse and rebel’ (18-20). God speaks to us of His great purpose of salvation: ‘God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him’. He tells us that we can be saved through faith in Christ: ‘Whoever believes in Him is not condemned’. He calls us back from the way of unbelief and judgment: ‘Whoever does not believe is condemned already because he does not believe in the Name of the only Son of God’ (John 3:17-18). In Jesus Christ, there is ‘great salvation’. Make sure that you receive God’s salvation. ‘How shall we escape if we neglect or ignore such a great salvation?’ (Hebrews 2:3). 2:1-22  -  God calls us to worship Him - ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord...’ - and walk in His ways - ‘Come, let us walk in the…

Daily Bible Readings: Year Three

1st January: Psalm 77:1-20 Sometimes, we have more questions than answers (7-9). The questions keep flooding into our minds. We wonder where the answers are going to come from. What are we to do when this happens? We must remember what the Lord has done for us (11-12). Look back over the 'years' - and remember how the 'hand' of the Lord has been upon you (5,10). Think of how the Lord has led you on your journey through life. He has been your 'Shepherd'. He has led you 'in paths of righteousness for His Name's sake'. Let the memory of God's many blessings fill you with strength - to face the future with confidence in Him: 'Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord for ever' (19-20; 23:1,3,6). Trust in the Lord. He will make you truly happy. 2nd January: Psalm 78:1-39 'Can God spread a table in the wilderness?' (19). We are living in a spiritual wilde…