Scripture Sunday: Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:1–10:4—Ruler. There are two parts to this passage. •Prophesy of the Ruler: it includes the illumination by the Ruler (repeated in Matthew 4:15, 16); the incarnation of the Ruler (child born, son given); the increase of the Ruler (His government and peace shall increase). •Punishment before the Ruler: before He comes, Samaria (northern Israel) will be punished; a fourfold description each ending with “For all this …” (9:12, 17, 21, 10:4)—the scorn in the punishment (rebellion in spite of judgment); the superiors in the punishment (leaders cause people to err); the severity of the punishment (great); the sinning for the punishment (cruelty). –Butler’s Daily Bible Reading

Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Enjoy these below scenes from the Basilica of the Nativity, courtesy of Accordance Bible Software’s Bible Lands PhotoGuide.

About Nathan Parker

M Div Graduate, IT Consultant for Earth Networks, contributor at WeatherTogether and Focusing on the Mark Ministries, as well as anything else the Lord has in store for me! "Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him" -Charles Stanley