Isaiah 52

Feb 19

Today’s Scripture:

Wake up! Wake up!
Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion!
Put on your beautiful clothes,
O Jerusalem, holy city.
For uncircumcised and unclean pagans
will no longer invade you.
Shake off the dirt![a]
Get up, captive[b] Jerusalem.
Take off the iron chains around your neck,
O captive daughter Zion.

For this is what the Lord says:

“You were sold for nothing,
and you will not be redeemed for money.”

For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“In the beginning my people went to live temporarily in Egypt;
Assyria oppressed them for no good reason.
And now, what do we have here?”[c] says the Lord.
“Indeed my people have been carried away for nothing,
those who rule over them taunt,”[d] says the Lord,
“and my name is constantly slandered[e] all day long.
For this reason my people will know my name;
for this reason they will know[f] at that time[g] that I am the one who says,
‘Here I am.’”
How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains[h]
the feet of a messenger who announces peace,
a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”[i]
Listen,[j] your watchmen shout;
in unison they shout for joy,
for they see with their very own eyes[k]
the Lord’s return to Zion.
In unison give a joyful shout,
O ruins of Jerusalem!
For the Lord consoles his people;
he protects[l] Jerusalem.
10 The Lord reveals[m] his royal power[n]
in the sight of all the nations;
the entire[o] earth sees
our God deliver.[p]
11 Leave! Leave! Get out of there!
Don’t touch anything unclean!
Get out of it!
Stay pure, you who carry the Lord’s holy items.[q]
12 Yet do not depart quickly
or leave in a panic.[r]
For the Lord goes before you;
the God of Israel is your rear guard.

13 Look, my servant will succeed![s]
He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted[t]
14 (just as many were horrified by the sight of you)[u]
he was so disfigured[v] he no longer looked like a man;[w]
his form was so marred he no longer looked human[x]
15 so now[y] he will startle[z] many nations.
Kings will be shocked by his exaltation,[aa]
for they will witness something unannounced to them,
and they will understand something they had not heard about.

Access Pray Every Day every single day on the Pray Every Day App! Not only can you listen, but I’ve created 365 daily devotions you can read as well–all about connecting deeply with Jesus, finding healing, and experiencing His presence. Download the app here:

Or listen to Pray Every Day on your Alexa Skills device! (It’s free too!) Or subscribe here:

Subscribe to
Pray Every Day

Or subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below

February Show Sponsors:

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Pray Every Day Show, click here to learn more

Finding Hope in Crisis

Enjoy having 90 daily devotions to find hope in crisis using Scripture, prayer, and practical applications. Start your journey to hope and healing today.

This devotional will help you:

  • Tap into inner strength and wisdom with short reflections
  • Make the best of your day without shame or guilt, using encouragement from God’s Word
  • Find comfort in routine in meeting with the Lord daily
  • And much more

Click here to purchase your copy of Finding Hope in Crisis, and to learn more about the author click here

The Motivate Me Project

So grateful for Melony Brown of The Motivate Me Project for sponsoring the Pray Every Day Show! Get a motivational text every day for a year. Cost is $10 per month, or get a discount for the year.

Listen to Melony’s Zigzag and One Podcast here.

Walk it Out with Tricia Goyer

So glad to have my good friend, Tricia Goyer, as one of this month’s sponsors! 

If you’re looking for inspiring stories of ordinary people who walk out God’s Word & discover radical results along the way, then Walk it Out with Tricia Goyer is the podcast for you! Click here to listen! 

Join the Movement:

Support Pray Every Day in a tangible way! Click here to become a patron of the show. Thanks to the folks below who have supported Pray Every Day for $10 more a month.

You can create your own site very easily in WordPress (drag & drop). Click here to begin.

No comments yet.

Post a Reply