Today we read the first chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and three chapters of Isaiah.
August 29: 1 Thessalonians 1, Isaiah 46, Isaiah 47, Isaiah 48 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Thessalonians 1. After the greetings Paul gave thanks for the Thessalonians’ good example.”Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”
Isaiah 46 tells of the dead gods of Babylon and other useless idols. Compare that to the living God! “ Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”
Isaiah 47 prophesies the fall of Babylon.
Isaiah 48. God declared His plan for Israel, and the chapter ends with something quoted in a famous play. Which play?