Over 2/3 the way through! I’m loving this #3030challenge. If you’re not sure what exactly that is, then check my first post where I explain it in detail. In short, it’s just me reading the Bible 30 minutes every day in April. It’s something I saw on Joyce Meyer and I love her work, so I decided to get on board.
But regular Bible study is good with or without an official challenge.
Today’s study was on Isaiah.
Okay, not gonna lie. I didn’t decide to read Isaiah on my own. But my church is doing a lot of study on him and his relevance to Jesus, the Messiah. Since I was already reading up on it, I made it a part of my challenge. I don’t think anyone will mind, though.
I’ve always liked Isaiah, I have. Because it is so important. I’m no theologian, but even when I first started reading the Bible a year ago I knew it was vital. It confirms the New Testament.
- For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
- Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)
- “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
People like to throw stones at the Christian faith, but when you read Isaiah and then look at Christ’s story. They validate each other. And it’s widely accepted and acknowledged that Jesus was a real man. No debate there.
But was He the Messiah? I believe so. And the prophet, Isaiah, who came before Jesus’ time prophesied things that confirm it. Now, I’m not gonna evaluate connecting verses in Isaiah to relevant verses in the New Testament here today.
There’s too many, but google it if you have the time. Or maybe read up on it yourself. Either way, I think it’s a good study topic.
I get a warm fuzzy feeling reading about God’s promises to man that have come into fruition. He’s got a good track record! 🙂