Monday, February 24, 2014

TAKE TIME: February 24-March 1, 2014 Schedule

Introduction: We begin the week by reading two more chapters of II Kings before transitioning into Isaiah. This prophet received his revelations from God during the reigns of 4 difference kings of Judah. His messages are some of the most beloved because they tell a great deal about the Messiah.

  • Monday - II Kings chapter 16
  • Tuesday - II Kings chapter 17
  • Wednesday - Isaiah chapter 1
  • Thursday - Isaiah chapter 2
  • Friday - Isaiah 3:1-4:6
  • Saturday - Isaiah chapter 5

Memory Verse

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God that He is reasonable. Everything He says or does makes sense, even if we do not always understand it at the time.
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.

Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?

Putting the Word into Action

The ministry of Isaiah encompassed approximately 60 years based upon the reigns of the 4 kings mentioned in the introductory verses of the book. Age did not slow him down! Have you ever heard someone say, "I used to work in that ministry, but now that I am older I think the younger people should do. I no longer help there anymore." Perhaps you are guilty of saying it yourself. Well, based upon the life of Isaiah and scriptural principles found elsewhere I do not think that quitting (pew sitting!) is part of God's Retirement Plan so find an area of ministry in which you used to work and volunteer there once more! And if you have never quit but know others who have remind them that until God truly calls them into retirement they are to keep working. (What is God's Retirement Plan? Hint: "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Until then, keep doing whatever you can for Him!!!!)

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)