Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Isaiah 10:15 I heat my house with wood, as did my father in the h
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee…Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. Isaiah 43:1 “Keep Calm and Carry On” – the plain letters scrolled out the words of the motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939, just in time to usher in the Second World War. The Ministry of Information published the poster to be hung in shops and distributed as pamphlets in the event
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 My son Jackson was riding in the back seat of the car one day, when he posed an interesting question. “Mom, what is the point of having a rear-view mirror when all I can see in it is your face?” he asked. It took my wife a second to realize what he was asking, but from his perspective, he co
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
Isaiah 61:1 If there were a serious disease spreading
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8 When I was a young boy, my dad mowed grass for commercial properties, and I used to help him. One day, as I was picking up the trash in the grass to keep it from getting chopped by the mower, I came across a twenty-dollar bill. To a kid, twenty dollars might as well be a million. I was ec
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. Isaiah 58:9 Small children instinctively know who to cry out for when they get into a troublesome spot. When they fall off the swing on the playground; when they get lost in a department store; or maybe when they feel lonely away from home, they repeat the famous line, “I want my mam
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8 Have you ever been to one of those places that has a whole community set up just like things used to be in the early 1800s? Everything is so primitive and all the people in the community are working together to make ends meet. I’ve always been impressed by the blacksmith shop
Is this the man that…opened not the house of his prisoners? Isaiah 14:16-17 A popular television show in the 1950s and 60s made fun of the German POW camps. The show centered around Stalag 13, where the commandant, a bumbling fool, prided himself on the fact that there had never been a successful escape from his prison camp. During World War II, that premise was quite the reality. Those who were brought into the POW camps rarely escaped, and many of those who d