Entering the New Year with Isaiah

January 1, 2023
Pastor Nathan Pfeiffer

Isaiah 51:1-6

1“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
2Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you;
for he was but one when I called him,
that I might bless him and multiply him.
3For the Lord comforts Zion;
he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.
4“Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation;
for a law will go out from me,
and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.
5My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out,
and my arms will judge the peoples;
the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.
6Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and they who dwell in it will die in like manner;
but my salvation will be forever,
and my righteousness will never be dismayed.”

THEME: Entering the New Year with Isaiah-
– LOOK back to see what God has done for you
– LISTEN to His promises for hope
– LIVE by His eternal salvation