SCRIPTURE: Philippians 1:3-5 NRSV
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.
The December 9, 2013 devotion from http://umrethinkchurch.tumblr.com
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 11:3-5 CEB
He will delight in fearing the Lord. He won’t judge by appearances, nor decide by hearsay. He will judge the needy with righteousness, and decide with equity for those who suffer in the land. He will strike the land with the rod of his mouth; by the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked. Righteousness will be the belt around his hips, and faithfulness the belt around his waist.
Can you imagine what Isaiah’s readers were thinking when they read this? Finally, a ruler with the desires they had hoped in a coming king. One who was devoted to God. One who paid special care to those who suffered. A leader who was equitable and just.
What delights our hearts today? What is it we long for in this season of waiting?
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