It is Well Sermon Series

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

SEPTEMBER 6

Read: Isaiah 32

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

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

SEPTEMBER 7

Read: Isaiah 32:1-4

1 See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. 2 Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a covert from the tempest, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land. 3 Then the eyes of those who have sight will not be closed, and the ears of those who have hearing will listen. 4 The minds of the rash will have good judgment, and the tongues of stammerers will speak readily and distinctly.

Reflect: How has God been for you like a stream of water in a dry place?

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

SEPTEMBER 8

Read: Isaiah 32:5-8

5 A fool will no longer be called noble, nor a villain said to be honorable. 6 For fools speak folly, and their minds plot iniquity: to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the Lord, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink. 7 The villainies of villains are evil; they devise wicked devices to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. 8 But those who are noble plan noble things, and by noble things they stand.

Reflect: What do you consider to be noble in the world?

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

SEPTEMBER 9

Read: Isaiah 32:9-11

9 Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; you complacent daughters, listen to my speech. 10 In little more than a year you will shudder, you complacent ones; for the vintage will fail, the fruit harvest will not come. 11 Tremble, you women who are at ease, shudder, you complacent ones; strip, and make yourselves bare, and put sackcloth on your loins.

Reflect: Where do you think you might be too complacent?

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

SEPTEMBER 10

Read: Isaiah 32:12-15

12 Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine, 13 for the soil of my people growing up in thorns and briers; yes, for all the joyous houses in the jubilant city. 14 For the palace will be forsaken, the populous city deserted; the hill and the watchtower will become dens forever, the joy of wild asses, a pasture for flocks; 15 until a spirit from on high is poured out on us, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.

Reflect: Name a time in your life when something you thought was impossible became real.

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

SEPTEMBER 11

Read: Isaiah 32:16-20

16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field. 17 The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. 18 My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. 19 The forest will disappear completely, and the city will be utterly laid low. 20 Happy will you be who sow beside every stream, who let the ox and the donkey range freely.

Reflect: How can the church facilitate peace and security in our community?

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

SEPTEMBER 12

Read: Isaiah 32

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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1 Comment

  1. I really like Buechner’s take on peace. “Peace is not the absence of violence; peace is the presence of love.” Can St. Paul’s be a presence of love in our community? Security in knowing we all are beloved children of God?

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