Advent reading: Tuesday, November 29

Isaiah 7:14; 9:2-7
Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet Isaiah.

Is. 7:14 Therefore the  Lord himself will give you a sign.  Behold, the  virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name  Immanuel.

Is. 9:2 The people  who walked in darkness

have seen a great light;

those who dwelt in a land of  deep darkness,

on them has light shined.

3  You have multiplied the nation;

you have increased its joy;

they rejoice before you

as with  joy at the harvest,

as they  are glad  when they divide the spoil.

4  For the yoke of his burden,

and the staff for his shoulder,

the rod of his oppressor,

you have broken as  on the day of Midian.

5  For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult

and every garment rolled in blood

will be burned as fuel for the fire.

6  For to us a child is born,

to us  a son is given;

and the government shall be  upon  his shoulder,

and his name shall be called

Wonderful  Counselor,  Mighty God,

Everlasting  Father, Prince of  Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and of peace

there will be no end,

on the throne of David and over his kingdom,

to establish it and to uphold it

with justice and with righteousness

from this time forth and forevermore.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

 

(Daily Advent readings compiled at Parish Presbyterian Church)