Advent Devotion for Wednesday, December 13

By John Nees

Open your Bible and read Isaiah 9:6-7

We can truly not have the ears to hear Isaiah’s words as they were originally heard. But, even though we are not members of the tribes to which Isaiah’s prophecies were spoken, we share their deafness.  They had turned deaf ears to the words of the Living God, and God had brought Isaiah to shake their ears with thunder; to bring words of devastation and destruction.

Yet, accompanying those words are the ones we find above. These phases of prophecy rain down the promise given by God to David to establish his throne forever.

We have heard it.  These words speak of Jesus, the One who saves.  He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, the Prince of Peace. He is the One who established the Kingdom of God. He now upholds it, and will always do so with justice and righteousness.

Consider that the “zeal” of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. Expect that, because of Jesus’ work, it is so and so it will always be.

We pray: Lord God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by Your strength, I am Your subject! Let me know what You want me to be about today.