By: Sarah Bishop

Posted: December 6, 2023

Category: Daily Devotional

Isaiah 11:1-6

The Peaceful Kingdom

11 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a of shall grow out of his roots.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.

He shall not judge by what his eyes see
or decide by what his ears hear,
but with righteousness he shall judge for the poor
and decide with equity for the oppressed of the earth;
he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist
and faithfulness the belt around his loins.

The wolf shall live with the lamb;
the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
the calf and the lion will feed together,
and a little child shall lead them.


Merciful God, through prophets and messengers you continue to speak words of comfort and preparation of your ultimate gift’s arrival. May we enter this season with repentant hearts and accept your grace so we may truly experience joy through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.