Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Isaiah 40:1-31

October 31, 2018

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

I’m in a rush! I’m late! There is bumper-to-bumper traffic around me and we are not even moving — there must be an accident ahead. Well, I’ll just have to sit here. I glance at my watch. Okay–while I’m sitting, I can...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 39:1-8

October 30, 2018

 “And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.” (Isaiah 39:2) 

The Greek writer Aesop was famous for the many fables he wrote to teach moral...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 38:1-22

October 29, 2018

“What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.” (Isaiah 38:15)

Can you think of a time in your life when God’s goodness or provision has left you speechless? At one point in our married life, my husband and I were both unemployed. The situation was desperate and we had very little food. One night, after...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 37:1-38

October 28, 2018

“Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.” (Isaiah 37:14)

Some months ago, my wife was having a physical problem. When she went in to have the situation checked out, her doctor recommended that she see another doctor right away. It was almost quitting time, but that doctor said, “I will keep my staff...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 36:1-22

October 27, 2018

“Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?” (Isaiah 36:20)

During my first year in college, I took a sociology class. One afternoon in the middle of fall term, I went to class and our professor, a middle-aged woman who had taught at the university for years, announced that we were going to depart...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 35:1-10

October 26, 2018

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” (Isaiah 35:1)

Years ago, I drove through the Anza-Borrego Desert in the southeastern corner of California. As the largest desert state park in the United States, the park covers more than 600,000 acres. It is framed by many rugged mountain ranges, and the more than 500 miles of roads in the park wind through...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 34:1-17

October 25, 2018

“Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.” (Isaiah 34:1-2)

 “Fire! Fire! Pop’s shed is on fire!” I’ll never forget that day for as long...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 33

October 24, 2018

“Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.” (Isaiah 33:17)

If you have ever gone on a long trip, you know that much planning and anticipation are involved. Several years ago, my wife and I took a vacation with some friends. We started planning the trip about a year in advance, fine-tuning every detail: transportation, gasoline, food, admission fee, lodging, stops, etc. We were...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 32:1-20

October 23, 2018

“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” (Isaiah 32:17) 

As a fifteen-year-old boy, I attended my first Christian camp meeting convention. Since I had only minimal religious upbringing, I really did not know what to expect. Before camp I had been praying in my local church to be saved, and my pastor thought it would be good for me to attend. 

While I wanted to...

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Daybreak: Isaiah 31:1-9

October 22, 2018

“Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!” (Isaiah 31:1)

For many years, a man in our congregation testified, “I ran around with a preacher’s son. He said if he went to Hell, he would have plenty of company....

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