Read the Bible Daily

Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We’d love to hear from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

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DECEMBER 7

Read: Isaiah 9:2-7

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 8

Read: Isaiah 9:2

2 The people who walked in darkness
 have seen a great light;
 those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.

Reflect: When has the light shined on you?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 9

Read: Isaiah 9:3

3 You have multiplied the nation,
 you have increased its joy;
 they rejoice before you
 as with joy at the harvest,
 as people exult when dividing plunder.

Reflect: In our divided nation, what might we experience to share great joy among us all?

 

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 10

Read: Isaiah 9:4-5

4 For the yoke of their burden,
 and the bar across their shoulders,
 the rod of their oppressor,
 you have broken as on the day of Midian.
 5 For all the boots of the tramping warriors
 and all the garments rolled in blood
 shall be burned as fuel for the fire.

Reflect: How does being a follower of Jesus impact you day to day?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 11

Read: Isaiah 9:6

6 For a child has been born for us,
 a son given to us;
 authority rests upon his shoulders;
 and he is named
 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Reflect: What is your favorite name for the newborn Christ? Why?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 12

Read: Isaiah 9:7

7 His authority shall grow continually,
 and there shall be endless peace 
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
 He will establish and uphold it
 with justice and with righteousness
 from this time onward and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Reflect: What is a decision you can make based on justice and righteousness?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 13

Read: Isaiah 9:2-7

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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5 Comments

  1. The light shines on me when I see God at work in the world. I try to look for someone doing a kindness for another person each day and I try to pass Gods light along to someone each day .

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  2. As a follower of Jesus, I want to follow his leading and find his plan for me daily. To do that, I go to the scriptures for daily devotions.

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  3. December 11 – My favorite name for the newborn baby Jesus is Prince of Peace.

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  4. One decision I can make based on justice and righteousness is where and how I spend my money.

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  5. I can continue to read and look around me and see who holds the power in society and discern whether that power is being used for self-gain or justice and equity.

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