December 18: Isaiah 60:1-6

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,     and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth     and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you     and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light,     and...

December 17: Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed our message     and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot,     and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,     nothing in his appearance that we should desire...

December 16: Psalm 110:1-5

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December 15: Isaiah 11:1-10

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the...

December 14: 1 Samuel 23:14-18

David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands. While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that<sup class="footnote"...