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Daily Reading for the Week of December 15th – 21st

17 Dec Daily Reading for the Week of December 15th – 21st

Here are the daily reading for this week. Read along and post your input/insights on the Hope Facebook page, in the daily reading post.

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December 15—Isaiah 30:27—31:9; Revelation 3:1-22
Pastor
Is 30–Like birds flying aloft, so the Lord of heavenly forces will shield Jerusalem: shielding and saving, sparing and rescuing.
Rev 3–”After all, you say, ‘I’m rich, and I’ve grown wealthy, and I don’t need a thing.’ You don’t realize that you’re miserable, pathetic, poor, blind, and naked.”
Carl
Is 30:30 The Lord will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down.
Rev 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Sharon
Is 31:6 Return to him…
Rev 3: 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

December 16—Isaiah 32:1-20; Revelation 4:1-11
Pastor
Is 32–The fruit of righteousness will be peace, and the outcome of righteousness, calm and security forever.
Rev 4–You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, because You created all things.
Carl
Isaiah 32:17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
Revelation 4:8 “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
Sharon
Is 32:17 The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.
Rev 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

December 17—Isaiah 33:1-24; Revelation 5:1-14
Pastor
Is 33–The Lord is our judge; the Lord is our leader; the Lord is our king—He will deliver us.
Rev 5—”by Your blood You purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation.”
Carl
Is 33:6 He will provide security during a lifetime: a source of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge— fear of the Lord will be Zion’s treasure.
Rev 5:9-10 “You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slain, and by your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will rule on earth.
Sharon
Is 33:2 O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Rev 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

December 18—Isaiah 34:1-2, 8—35:10; Revelation 6:1-17
Pastor
Is 35– The Lord’s ransomed ones will return and enter Zion with singing, with everlasting joy upon their heads.
Rev 6– Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to rest a little longer, until their fellow servants and brothers and sisters—who were about to be killed as they were—were finished.
Carl
Isaiah 35:10 – Happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and groaning will flee away.
Revelation 6:16-17 – “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the Lamb’s wrath! The great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Sharon
Is 35:3,4 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come…”
6:10 …”How long, sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth…?”

December 19—Isaiah 40:1-17; Revelation 7:1-17
Pastor
Is 40– Here is the Lord God, coming with strength, with a triumphant arm,
Rev 7—“They worship Him day and night in His temple, and the one seated on the throne will shelter them.”
Carl
Is 40– Here is the Lord God, coming with strength
Rev 7:9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.
Sharon
Is 40:1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Rev 7:9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.

December 20—Isaiah 40:18—41:10; Revelation 8:1-13
Pastor
Is 41–I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with My righteous strong hand.
Rev 8–Then the seven angels who held the seven trumpets got ready to blow them.
Carl
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Revelation 8:4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.
Sharon
Is 40:25,26 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings our the starry host one by one, and calls the each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing
Rev 8:10 …A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

December 21—Isaiah 42:1-25; Revelation 9:1-12
Pastor
Is 42–He won’t break a bruised reed; he won’t extinguish a faint wick, but he will surely bring justice.
Rev 9–In those days people will seek death, but they will not find it.
Carl
Is 42:6-7 I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
Revelation 9:6 During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Sharon
Is 42:8 “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.”
Rev 9:6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will ling to die, but death will elude them.