Daily Encouragement

September 22 – Wings As Eagles

September 22
Isaiah 39:1-41:16
Ephesians 1:1-23
Psalm 66:1-20
Proverbs 23:25-28

Isaiah 39:3 – Joshua said the same thing about the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:6). Seek the LORD first before you start making alliances (2 Corinthians 6:14).

Isaiah 40:3 – John the Baptist quoted this to identify his role (John 1:23, Mark 1:3).

Isaiah 40:5 – London Symphony Orchestra performed this part of Handel’s Messiah.

Isaiah 40:8 – The only two things that will live forever is God’s Word and People’s Souls. Spend time in God’s Word and with People!

Isaiah 40:11 – The Shepherd of Psalm 23 will come (from Isaiah’s perspective) and has come (from ours)!

Isaiah 40:12 – This sounds like the end of Job – the wisdom poetry – unable to compare the LORD to anyone! (Isaiah 40:25)

Isaiah 40:28 – This is a great memory verse on the nature of God. The Infinitude of God.

Isaiah 40:31 – This is an incredible chapter we’ve read – ending with the phrase “wings as eagles.” From our good friend Ron Hamilton!

Isaiah 41:10 – Another great verse to memorize thanks to another good friend Earl Martin:

Ephesians 1:1 – We’ve read Paul’s doctrinal discussions with the Romans, dealings with the deep troubles of the Corinthians, disputing with the defecting Galatians, and now the delightful Ephesians!

Ephesians 1:7 – Redemption through his blood! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb!

Ephesians 1:11 – Notice how inheritance is used three times – we’ve obtained an inheritance thru Christ (Ephesians 1:10), the Holy Spirit is the “down payment” (Ephesians 1:14), and there is unknown riches of glory ahead (Ephesians 1:18). All things – starting with our redemption are thru Jesus Christ!

Psalm 66:3 – As we mentioned before, the English language has de-volved. Terrible, from the Latin Terreo (Frighten), has been hijacked to mean “poor quality” (I did a terrible job). It’s true meaning is impressing terror, dread, awe.

Psalm 66:18 – The Psalmist shares with us this important truth about prayer. As we see sad tales of pastors falling into sin – we realize their sins were unheard. What’s sad is like David – it’s possible to spend a year as the leader of God’s chosen people, and yet not spend any time with God (2 Samuel 11:27).

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