Beginning today, October 1, we’ll be delving into one of the most interesting OT books, Isaiah. Why do I say that?
Well, the book of Isaiah has lots of significance. It’s kind of like a “Bible within the Bible.” In other words, the 66 chapters of Isaiah represent what many scholars believe a correlation to the 66 books of the Bible. For example, the first 39 chapters of Isaiah talk of jusgement upon immoral people. The next 27 chapters talk more of a message of hope from the coming Messiah. Did you realize there are 39 OT books and 27 NT books?
For more background, there’s a very interesting page called “Isaiah – The Wheel Within the Wheel.”
It’s a rather large book and the chapters can be lengthy. It’s going to require some level of commitment to get through, but the rewards will be great!
Remember the reason we’re doing this together – to read God’s Word. Don’t be overwhelmed by Isaiah. Tha main point is to be in the Word daily. Just set aside about 15-20 mintues to read through the chapter. Before you read, ask God to show you one or two things to focus on. Don’t feel like you have to understand the entire meaning behind every single verse. Ask Him – He will show you.
Ideally, put together an email and send it to the others in your accountability group. What God shows you may be important to someone else in the group. We need each other.
Just honoring Him with the effort and obedience of reading just a chapter a day will change your day.
I look forward to hearing from you!