Read the scripture passage through once and then sit silently for one minute. Read the passage a second time and then reflect on the word or phrase that spoke to you.
Devotion: I remember the wonderful Christmas song about Santa. The particular phrase that I was thinking of is the one where “he knows if you’ve bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.” Yeah, Santa Claus is coming to town! In Isaiah the prophecy was that the Lord was coming to town. But interesting how the prophet portrays the Lord; one who does not see with the eyes of humans, does not hear with the same ears, and does not judge humanity as we judge each other. God is righteous and faithful and will judge the poor and the meek. God will also judge the wicked. At Christmas we strive to be good so that we might be rewarded with great gifts. Maybe we should strive to be righteous each day of our lives so that we might reflect the gift we have already been given, God’s gift of life eternal.
Prayer: Lord, give me your eyes so that I can see others as you see them. Give me your heart for the broken hearted and your love for all of humanity. I want to live in your righteousness so that I might treat others in a way that reflect your great love for all. Amen.
P.S. I apologize that this post was not up yesterday. Please excuse the slacker author of this blog.