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Morning Readings: (Is 26:20-27:9; Gn 9:18-10:1; Prov 12:23-13:9)

Good morning. Great is His faithfulness.

Note: Greek Word of the day: Ἱερεμίας Hieremías, hee-er-em-ee'-as; of Hebrew origin (H3414); Hieremias (i.e. Jermijah), an Israelite:—Jeremiah.

Matthew 27:9: Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced,

First Reading is from Isaiah 26:20-27:9

Isaiah 26:20-21: Come, my people, enter your chambers,

And shut your doors behind you;

Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment,

Until the indignation is past.

21 For behold, the Lord comes out of His place

To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;

The earth will also disclose her [a]blood,

And will no more cover her slain.

Isaiah was also know as "The Prophet of doom", but he was also a good shepherd for his people. He spent a long night in prayer to comfort his people with these words.

Isaiah 27:1: "In that day, God will bring His Holy, great, and strong sword upon the fleeing dragon serpent, the perverse dragon serpent that flees; and He shall destroy the dragon.

THE SWORD is Christ, the Incarnate God, who will SLAY THE DRAGON, Satan. "He who follows the serpent shows that his life is crooked, uneven, and filled with contrariness; but he who follows the Lord makes his paths straight and his footprints right" -(BasilG).

Isaiah 27:6: Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob;

Israel shall blossom and bud,

And fill the face of the world with fruit.

Those who are left will BUD and bear fruit. These are the true children of Jacob.

Here is some background to go along with Isaiah 27:9- The time period was in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah. Time period about 745BC- 680BC and was 25 years before the Assyrian captivity of the Northern Kingdom to about 40 years after it.

Isaiah 27:9: Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered;

And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin:

When he makes all the stones of the altar

Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust,

[a]Wooden images and incense altars shall not stand.

King Hezekiah destroyed the idols in Jerusalem temporarily- (see also 2 Chronicles 31:1; 4 Kingdoms 18:4), Christ on the other hand will permanently destroy the idolatry of sin for all of mankind.

Genesis 9:18-10:1

Both God and Noah blessed each other see Genesis 9:1- the Scriptures give us an example of this Psalm 25 (26):12: "My foot stands in an even place;

In the congregations I will bless the Lord. Noah blesses God through Shem, and through which Christ would come and save the whole world - see also (Luke 3:36).

Proverbs 12:23-13:9

"The godly and the ungodly" see my video for reading and discussion.

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you;

25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace.” ’

In Christ love Jared W Campbell

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