The prophet decries the unfaithfulness of the people, and tells them there are consequences for their actions. Still God’s promise will be fulfilled in the one who is to come.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Class
10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
November 22, 2015 Isaiah’s Vineyard Song
A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1-2)
The words of Isaiah recount an honest assessment of the state of God’s vineyard. All of the tools of the gardener have been brought to bear: watering and weeding, amending the soil, judicious pruning. As Isaiah speaks, it seems that these have been insufficient. This is not a pleasant planting: the vineyard is a wreck. God seems content to let it be overrun by chaos. But the promises are true. They will not fail. The day will come when true growth will begin once again.
Sunday, Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5, Isaiah’s Vineyard Song
Monday, Isaiah 1:1-20, The Wickedness of Judah
Tuesday, Isaiah 2:1-4, The Future House of God
Wednesday, Isaiah 2:5-22, Judgment
Thursday, Isaiah 6:1-13, A Vision of God in the Temple
Friday, Isaiah 7:1-25, Isaiah Reassures King Ahaz
Saturday, Isaiah 9:1-7, The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
- How were God’s people like a vineyard gone wild?
- In what ways is your community like a wild vineyard? In what ways is it producing good fruit?
- What gifts or talents has God given you that enable you to produce good fruit for the world?
Bless: Close your devotion with a blessing.
May God produce good fruits from within you. Amen.