Day 13 – Isaiah 11:1-9 ‘New shoots’

The opening chapters of Isaiah make for fairly sobering reading.  Whilst there are the great prophecies we treasure and read at Christmas – the virgin birth of ch7, the ‘Wonderful Counsellor’ of ch9 – Israel is largely challenged by God for its lack of attention to...

Day 11 – Psalm 51 ‘The Spirit of repentance’

King David was evidently a person of great spiritual anointing.  As a young man, the Spirit came on him in power when Samuel declared him king, and the following 30 or so years of his life were marked largely by success and godly fervour.  The ark (central to Israel’s...