Today we read the first chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.
2 Thessalonians 1, After the customary greeting and prayer of thanksgiving, Paul dealt with God’s final judgment and God’s glory.
Isaiah 60. Arise, shine, for your light has come. Gross darkness covers the people. It tells of the glory of Zion and ends with a millennial prophecy of the New Jerusalem.
Isaiah 61. This is the year of the Lord’s favor. Jesus started his ministry finding this prophecy in the scroll of Isaiah and read it but stopped mid-sentence. It also gives “beauty for ashes” and proclaims the good news of salvation.