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Come Up Higher Advent Devotions

Blessings to you!

(Advent Devotional distributed by Scripture Union)

His Birth Foretold

Day: 1


Pray

Lord, may the light of Your holy Word shine in my life today as I come to read it now.

Scripture

Isaiah 9:1-7 |
1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan-
 2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death [a]
a light has dawned.
 3 You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as men rejoice
when dividing the plunder.
 4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
 5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
 6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, [b] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 7 Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.

Reflect

What are the special names given to the child to be born?

Apply

How is Jesus a “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” to you? How could he be even more so?

Pray

Lord Jesus, be all to me that You want to be. I gladly open my heart and mind to You.
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