- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Isaiah 44
Isaiah speaks for God the message of comfort and hope for Israel.
Israel the chosen (1-5) – God has chosen Jacob, another name Jeshurun. Jacob is one of twin son of Isaac, and symbol of God’s chosen nation.
The Lord, not idols (6-20) – Isaiah warns Israel of worshipping idols. “Is there any God besides me?” (v.8). He reminds them of what had happened to their ancestors who made idols.
Jerusalem is to be inhabited. (24-28) — Isaiah prophesy the restoration of Jerusalem. God will return the exiled in Babylon to Jerusalem. Cyrus is the king of Persia that destroyed Babylonia.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?