“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Jesus (John 8:12) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Sermon on the Mount, Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16) […]
The Holy One of Israel is the main title for God used by the prophet Isaiah. It is mentioned 25 times in book of Isaiah, but rarely mentioned elsewhere in the Bible. However, the concept of God’s Holiness is mentioned throughout the Bible. This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says… I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. (Isaiah 43:14-15) The concept of God being Holy is first told in the Bible through the encounter with Moses at the burning bush. God said, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the […]
In a time where everything is instant and temporary, the thought of everlasting is almost forgotten. But it is still there, in eternity. Isaiah 9:6 names Jesus as the Everlasting Father. This is an eternal father (protector, provider, creator) who has no end. Many earthly fathers may have failed to provide or protect, but Jesus promises to be a father who never leaves us. Isaiah further explains the everlasting in the next verse. The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with […]
The Mighty God. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the coming Savior child to be born of a virgin, and said that he will be named Mighty God. (Isaiah 9:6) Isaiah is referring to two prophesies of different times – a child and a king. We celebrate the birth of the child at Christmas, but we will celebrate again at the return of a mighty king who will restore and redeem. Isaiah gives us a hint of this Mighty God in his earlier prophesy: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.