Advent OT Readings

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The four Sundays in Advent present Isaiah’s prophecies regarding the coming of a Savior, or Immanuel, “God with us.”

  • Nov. 28: Isaiah 2:1–5 “The house of the LORD shall be established as highest… God shall judge the nations … O house of Jacob, come let us walk in the light of the LORD.”
  • Dec. 5: Isaiah 11:1–10 “A shoot from the stump of Jesse shall come forth, and the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him.”
  • Dec. 12: Isaiah 35:1–10 “God … will come to save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall see, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the shall lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.”
  • Dec. 19: Isaiah 7:10–17  “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
  • Dec. 24: Isaiah 9:2–7 “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.”

Notice that just in Isaiah, we see significant prophecies about the coming Savior. No wonder more than one commentator has called “Isaiah, the Gospel of the Old Testament.”


Author: exegete77

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