This is a passage that Jesus himself quoted to describe why he came. It’s a passage packed full of hope and joy and power. So listen in and be encouraged and transformed. [Bible passage=”Isaiah 61:1-11″]
Writing to the returned exiles, who hadn’t found the return home as wonderful as they had hoped, Isaiah brings them a part of God’s glorious plan for the world: of a people transformed by his light, who shine with his glory so that others are brought into the joy, peace and blessing of God’s family.…
True fasting: What Godly Living Looks Like It’s easy to put on a mask and act the part of a true disciple. This chapter deals with that problem head on and leaves us not just with a challenge but a reminder of God’s generous grace. [Bible passage=”Isaiah 58:1-14″]
Isaiah gives the complacent returnees- leaders and people- a blunt expose of their sins and a stern warning of the coming judgement. But the situation is not hopeless- because the LORD himself has made a way of forgiveness.