Focus/52 is the weekly devotional of The Pentecostals. As a church family, we focus our attention on a different chapter in the bible every week for 52 weeks per year. Not only do we study the same chapter together, but we also memorize a passage out of that chapter every week. Follow along with us. We'd love to have you.
December 18 - December 24, 2017
Read Isaiah 9
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The Divine Child
“He robed Himself in flesh to do what we could never do—He who knew no sin took our place and bore our sins to The Cross.” ~J.StClair
The days were dark, but Isaiah foretold a great light to come. Isaiah’s words must have sounded too good to be true.
After a short passage about this One who will reign on David’s throne, Isaiah goes right back to God being angry with Israel. The people simply refuse to turn to The Lord.
The nation is deteriorating, but in their pride, the people presume they will rebuild the nation even greater than before.
Wickedness is pervasive among young, old, rich, and poor. So God is about to deal with everyone from the sinful elders (head) to the false prophets (tail).
Lord, I thank You that You suffered in my sted, even though You were the spotless Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. You are my Creator and my Way Maker, my Light and my Salvation. All glory and honor and praise be unto You alone.