02 Dec Daily Reading for the Week of December 1st – 7th
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.
December 1—Isaiah 7:10—8:8; 1 Peter 3:1-22
Is 7:14 The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
1 Peter 3:8-9 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Is 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
1 Peter 38:8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
December 2—Isaiah 8:9—9:7; 1 Peter 4:1-19
Is 9—The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.
1 Pet 4–You share His suffering now so that you may also have overwhelming joy when His glory is revealed.
Isaiah 8:17 I will wait for the Lord, I will put my trust in him.
1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Is 8:17 I will wait for the lord,…I will put my trust in him.
1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
December 3—Isaiah 9:8—10:11; 1 Peter 5:1-14
Is. 10–What will you do on the day of punishment when disaster comes from far away?
1 Pet 5–Don’t shepherd by ruling over those entrusted to your care, but become examples to the flock. And when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of glory.
Isaiah 10:4 But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
1 Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
Is 10:3 What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?
1 Peter 5:5 …”God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
December 4—Isaiah 10:12-27a, 33-34; 2 Peter 1:1-21
Is 10–On that day, God will remove the burden from your shoulder and destroy the yoke on your neck.
2 Pet 1–May you have more and more grace and peace through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
Isaiah 10:20 But they will faithfully trust the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
2 Peter 1:3 By his divine power the Lord has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of the one who called us by his own honor and glory.
Is 10:13 For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, because I have understanding…”
2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
December 5—Isaiah 11:1—12:6; 2 Peter 2:1-22
Is 11–On that day, the Lord will extend his hand a second time to reclaim the survivors of God’s people who are left from Assyria and from Egypt, from Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea.
2 Pet 2–These false teachers promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of immorality; whatever overpowers you, enslaves you.
Isaiah 12:2 God is indeed my salvation; I will trust and won’t be afraid. Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my shield; he has become my salvation.”
2 Peter 2:9 the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials, and how to keep the unrighteous for punishment on the Judgment Day.
Is 11:1-3 A shoot will come from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him–the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord–…
2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you….
December 6—Isaiah 14:1-23; 2 Peter 3:1-18
Is 14–All the earth rests quietly, then it breaks into song.
2 Pet 3–You must live holy and godly lives, waiting for and hastening the coming day of God.
Isaiah 14:5 The Lord has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Is 14:7 All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
December 7—Isaiah 24:1-13; 1 John 1:1—2:14
Is 24–All joy has reached its dusk; happiness is exiled from the earth.
1 John 2–But if you do sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one.
Isaiah 24:5 The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant.
1 John 1:5 God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Is 24:5 The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statues and broken the everlasting covenant.
1 Jn 1:8,9 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth in not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.