ISAIAH 50:4:
“The Lord GOD has given Me,
The tongue of the learned
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.”

OBSERVATION: While this verse speaks of the coming Messiah – I believe it also holds a promise to each and every believer. Colossians speaks of the mystery of the ages which is – “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Paul reminds us in I Corinthians that we have the mind of Christ. If Christ lives within us through the Holy Spirit, if we have been given the mind of Christ through the Holy Spirit, then we can enter into this revelation of the Spirit through Jesus Christ.

This truth is further amplified through many of Jesus’ promises to his disciples. He told them that when they were brought before kings and magistrates to give a defense for their faith they were not to prepare what they were going to say, the Holy Spirit would give them the very words needed at that moment. This is the fulfillment of the promise – “The Lord has given Me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak.”

The book of I Corinthians also speaks of the gifts of the Spirit that are given for the edification of the church. The gift of prophecy is given as a word of exhortation, comfort, and edification. This is the fulfillment of the promise – “A word in season to him who is weary.”

Finally, Jesus promised us that the Holy Spirit would lead and guide us into all truth. The promise of progressive and ongoing revelation is given to each believer. This fulfills the promise – “He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”

If we truly understand these promises we realize that we need never be far from the Lord’s presence. He has given us the indwelling Holy Spirit as the guarantee of our relationship and our redemption. The Holy Spirit delights in daily revealing the Lord Jesus Christ in our lives, in opening our understanding to the promises of God’s Word, in guiding us into a fuller revelation of the nature of Father God, and leading us on the pathway of promise and victory in our lives for His Kingdom!

Lord, thank you for your promise to meet me each morning. Thank you for your promise to give me new and deeper revelation as I look to Your Word. Thank you for your promise to lead me into Your presence and promises. In Jesus Name!

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy-to-follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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  1. Deborah Jemente says:

    I would like to receive your Read the Bible in a Year program. I really find the sharing of your daily devotionals very helpful, inspiring.

    Thank you


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