The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 105… and… prophets and apostles…

This past week… The Journey led us through the end of Isaiah… and all of 1 Thessalonians…

Prophets and apostles…
they both share God’s Word…
teach us how to live…
tell us what’s to come…
Old Testament… New Testament…
the Message is the same…
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
Isaiah 60:1-2 ESV
For you are children of light, children of the day.
We are not of the night or of the darkness.
So then let us not sleep, as others do,
but let us keep awake and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6 ESV
Those who follow God are different from the rest of the world…
we are called to arise… keep awake…
for we are of the Light… not the dark…
Isaiah said it… and so did Paul…
they both spoke His Word…
prophet… and… apostle…
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness…
Isaiah 61:10 ESV
Rejoice always…
1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV
The message of salvation…
whether of old… or new…
calls for a response of JOY…!
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come to mind.
Isaiah 65:17 ESV
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven
with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel,
and with the sound of the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive,
who are left, will be caught up together with them
in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,
and so we will always be with the Lord.
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV
What’s coming…
what’s new…
announced by both prophet… and apostle…
as an encouragement…
to continue living as light…
in a dark world…
The prophets…
the apostles…
both servants of God…
both bringing His Word…
which does not change…
This week’s readings…
Monday                  2 Thessalonians 1-3
Tuesday                  Zephaniah 1-3
Wednesday             Daniel 1:1 – 2:16
Thursday                 Daniel 2:17-49
Friday                    Daniel 3:1 – 4:18

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