In between Colossians and 1 Thessalonians we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Isaiah.
August 26: Proverbs 13, Isaiah 41, Isaiah 42 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 13, more proverbs of Solomon.
Isaiah 41 writes of the helper of Israel. “How firm a foundation” is to stand with God. Compare that to the futility of idols!
Isaiah 42 records the Servant of the LORD as a light for the gentiles. The sons of Kedar will sing a new song, which is not the doctrine of Islam, but as is so often the case, Israel is still blind and deaf.
Where Kedar lives: Kedar was the second son of Ishmael, he settled near the eastern borders of Israel, and among other things supplied sheep and goats for the temple services. Isaiah 60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will beautify my beautiful house.
Islamic tradition place Kedar near Mecca, but that does not square with the biblical account, since the sons of Kedar provided sheep for the daily sacrifice in the Temple; therefore the “New song” does not mean the doctrine of Islam.