Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – April 10th, 2017 – Isaiah 61:  Locating Yourself in the Word

Morning Light – Isaiah 61 Today: [Isaiah 61] Locating Yourself in the Word. In Isaiah 60 we see the words of Jesus in Luke 4:18-19 echoed by the prophet 100’s of years before Jesus came on the scene. We know that Jesus studied the scripture and can glean understanding that as He read the word it was not dead letter but living destiny to Him that He set out to fulfill. The apostle Paul likewise looked at the scripture this way and even in 1 Kings there was a king named in the scripture 340 years before his birth who … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – April 7th, 2017 – Isaiah 60:  Arise, Shine for Thy Light is come

Morning Light – Isaiah 60 Today: [Isaiah 60] Arise, Shine for Thy Light is come. In Isaiah 60 the prophet looks down through time and sees the coming of Jesus as the light of the world. Out of 500 years of chaos and darkness, the gap between the Old and the New Testamental periods, Jesus comes forth into the earth and all of human history pivots on the brief 3 ½ years of His earthly ministry. His greatness not only manifests in the demonstration of God in Christ but in His sinless, pure humanity. As “very God” and “very man” … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – April 6th, 2017 – Isaiah 59: Why are Prayers Unanswered

Morning Light Isaiah 59 Today: [Isaiah 59] Why are Prayers Unanswered. In chapter 59 of Isaiah we are confronted with a very pungent explanation of why prayers go without an answer. In unambiguous terms Isaiah declares by the spirit of God that if prayers are unmet that our transgressions stand between us and heaven. This is a very challenging reproof – so much so that most Christians today would reject such a suggestion without another thought. Yet if we are to accept the book of Isaiah as inspired by God that we have to take a good hard look at … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – April 5th, 2017 – Isaiah 58: God’s Chosen Fast

Morning Light – Isaiah 58 Today: [Isaiah 58] God’s Chosen Fast. In Isa. 58 Isaiah continues to reprove the people of their idolatrous and pagan practices that they have mixed with great outward expressions of love for God. In the midst of indulging in ritual pagan practices the people saw themselves as those that delighted to know God’s ways and to seek Him in fasting and prayer. Isaiah challenges their idea of fasting as something they did to get over on their enemies rather than fasting according to a manner that actually pleased God. Is fasting still for today? Is … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – April 4th, 2017 – Isaiah 57:  The High and Lofty Place in God

Isaiah 47 Today: [Isaiah 57] The High and Lofty Place in God. In today’s chapter Isaiah condemns the godlessness of the people and declares that their idolatrous ways will bring them to destruction, regardless of their refusals to accept the consequences of their actions. We can look around us and see throughout all levels of society that men and institutions of government mock and scorn the salvation that you and I hold dear. The world believes it doesn’t matter what they believe or how they live because in their view they are accountable to none but their own sinful tendencies. … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – April 4th, 2017 – Isaiah 56:  Keeping God’s Judgments, Remembering the Sabbath

Isaiah 56 Today: [Isaiah 56] Keeping God’s Judgments, Remembering the Sabbath. In this chapter, Isaiah calls on us to keep the judgments of the Lord and to honor God’s justice. What does that mean to us as New Testament believers? God has not called us to adapt our lives to some stylized pseudo-Jewish culture in order to please Him. Many have done this in spite of repeated warnings by the apostles themselves against adopting Jewish philosophy outside the liberty of Christ. We are called to keep God’s Sabbath and that has nothing to do with a day or the week … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 31st, 2017 – Isaiah 55:  Go Out with Joy, be Led Forth with Peace

Morning Light – Isaiah 55 Today: [Isaiah 55] Go Out with Joy, be Led Forth with Peace. In chapter 55 of Isaiah God speaks to us in the midst of life’s situation, promising to abundantly pardon and show mercy to us. The promise is that He will quench us when we are thirsty and feed us when we are hungry with the resource of His word. We are promised that we can buy without money and attain without price what this word’s currency cannot appropriate. Though many of the circumstances of life we face are brought about by our own … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 30, 2017 – Isaiah 54:  No Weapon Formed Against You

Morning Light – Isaiah 54 Today: [Isaiah 54] No Weapon Formed Against You. In chapter 54 of Isaiah the prophet calls upon us to break out in rejoicing because our judgments are passed and the clemency of God in Christ is now poured out in our behalf. We are encouraged in our thinking to enlarge the place of our habitation and to spare not the expectation of increase and blessing because we are now recipients of the mercies of God in Christ. Because of the shed blood of Calvary, not one weapon of the enemy, however cunningly devised will have … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 29th, 2017 – Isaiah 53:  Who Has Believed the Report?

Morning Light – Isaiah 53 Today: [Isaiah 53] Who Has Believed the Report? In this chapter, we find for the first time no mention of contemporary events to those Isaiah is writing to. Chapter 53 is purely a Messianic declaration speaking of the suffering of Jesus and the rejection of the Messiah in behalf of all mankind. There is no other sacrifice or substitute we can bring to God other than our faith and our surrender to the one who bled and died in our behalf as Isaiah, speaking by the Holy Spirit so poignantly testifies to in our chapter … (click link or title to continue)