Week 38: September 17 – September 23

As we continue to read, we will encounter ‘Second Isaiah’ this week. Be sure to read the Isaiah overview to understand how this powerful, prophetic book works.

Psalm 74 startles. I sang a choral rendition of this Psalm when I was in high school and its impact remains with me to this day. The music was mournful, yearning and angry.

We also are encountering another powerful prophetic work – the Revelation of the Risen Christ to his servant John. As you read, notice again the genre of apocalyptic literature and how the visions of Isaiah and the Revelation inter-relate. The Revelation is a direct descendant of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.

If you are able, read the entire work of Revelation in one sitting. Or better – find a way to listen to the book read by a good reader. It doesn’t take long and gives new insight into the letter to the seven churches.

Isaiah 40-55

Psalm 73

Psalm 74

Psalm 120

John 21

Revelation 2-3



Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics, and culture at CharlotteVaughanCoyle.com.