Isaiah

An Everlasting Covenant

Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11 (NIV) The Year of the Lord’s Favor 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim […]

Isaiah

The Foundations of the Earth

Isaiah 40:21-31 (NIV) 21 Do you not know?     Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?     Have you not understood since the earth was founded? 22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,     and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,     and spreads them […]

Isaiah

The Mountain of God

Isaiah 25:6-10 (NIV) Praise to the Lord 6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare     a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—     the best of meats and the finest of wines. 7 On this mountain he will destroy     the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; […]

Isaiah

The Peaceful Kingdom

Isaiah 11:1-9 (NIV) The Branch From Jesse 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of […]

Ecclesiastes

Finding Meaning in Life

Ecclesiastes 1:1-13 (NIV) Everything Is Meaningless 1 The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: 2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”     says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless!     Everything is meaningless.” 3 What do people gain from all their labors     at which they toil under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go,     but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises […]