Thirty Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 1: Getting Started (Again)


So . . . I gave most of you a head start yesterday. 🙂 Somehow I scheduled the first lesson to post on February 28 instead of March 1. (Over-eager, I guess?) My apologies. I’m sure it won’t be the only mistake I make over the next thirty days.

I’m reposting the same lesson again today, for those who may have just joined us. For those who did this lesson yesterday, you have more time to read the passage again, and to enjoy some more of the great music. 🙂

So here’s the second time around for this post!

Are you ready? I’m so excited about spending the next thirty days together while we study Isaiah 53! We’ll put our pens and colored pencils to work tomorrow. For today, let’s take our first look at the chapter and then listen to some music!

Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to teach you as you start your study of Isaiah 53 today. He is the one who will change your heart as you read and study over the next month!

Then read all of Isaiah 53 aloud. Read it for the rest of the family if you can. Listen carefully to what you’re reading. Much of this chapter is so familiar to many of us, it’s easy to think we already know what it says. Read it like it’s the first time you’ve ever heard these words.

Read it again to yourself, slowly, prayerfully, gratefully. These are the amazing words we’re going to be soaking ourselves in for the next thirty days. We will never plumb the depths of this chapter in one short month, but we will have a deeper understanding of God’s great love for us. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we will be different people when we have finished — more humble, grateful, and in love with our God and His Son who suffered and died for us, and more committed to take up our own crosses to follow our victorious Savior wherever He leads us.

When you have finished reading and praying, take some of your Sunday afternoon to listen to a few of the songs linked below. Listen to them with your family. Have them playing in the background while you go about your activities for the day. Many of these include words directly from Isaiah 53. Others sing of Christ’s sufferings and the salvation He won for us on the cross. All of them will point you to Jesus, the focus of our study this month.

  • “By His Stripes We Are Healed”, A word-for-word rendition of Isaiah 53:5-7, this beautiful arrangement could help us memorize these three verses. I love the cello and piano in this one!
  • “By His Wounds”, performed by Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, Mac Powell, and Brian Littrell. This includes video footage from the movie, The Passion, which may be disturbing for children, but the song is great.

Are there others you would like to share? Put a link up on the Facebook page so we can all enjoy them together! Music is an amazing way to get the truths of God’s Word into our hearts.

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  1. Wow! This study has not even started yet and I have been listening to Ryan Baird (vairous videos). I had never heard of this group before and they are now my favorite. Thank you so much for introducing me to them. He IS all we need. Thank you!

  2. Whoops. Didn’t mean to post this this morning. Working too late at night! This is officially tomorrow’s lesson. But now you have a chance to get a HEAD START! 🙂 This will tomorrow’s lesson, too.

  3. Looking forward to starting this study. I’m new to the Doorpost blog and have found the archives full of wonderful information and experiences. I enjoy many of the items from Doorposts. In this day and age, it is difficult to find well done, Christ focused activities for girls. Thank you for sharing what you have learned through many years of homeschooling.

  4. I absolutely love Sovereign Grace music! It’s not related to Isaiah 53, but “Behold our God” is my favorite. 🙂
    Looking forward to this study and focusing my heart on Jesus for Easter.

  5. Is there a specific Facebook for this study, or just your general page?
    I created an 8×10 print of Isaiah 53 and wanted to share it….

  6. I’m not on facebook, so will interact through the blog only this month. My daughters (ages 14, 11, & 7) and I have spent some time this morning listening to the praise & worship songs you posted. We are planning to print out some of the lyrics to add to our family music notebook. It is so exciting to continue a project we started last year – learning songs/collecting music to help us meditate on the death and victorious resurrection of our Savior. Like Katrina, we will also post Isaiah 53 in our home AND print off the verse for reflection during our daily quiet time with the Lord. Thank you, Pam, for leading another Busy Moms Bible Study. May the Lord continue to richly bless you!

  7. Thanks, Pam, for the music selections for Isaiah 53! I really liked the one from Sovereign Grace Music and I’ve always enjoyed Handel’s Messiah 🙂

  8. Hi Pam- So thankful you are doing another study. Thanks in advance for all the hard work you put into these to bless so many people!

  9. God bless you Pam. Just finished Day 1. I don’t remember reading Isaiah 53 or really much of the bible but that’s what got me to this study. I, too, am going to print out this bible chapter to post it in the house. And as soon as my wi-fi is up &running will listen to the songs.

  10. The reminder of this new series beginning couldn’t have come at a better time! We all really appreciate your time and many efforts in making these 30-day studies available to us. 🙂

  11. I found another link to Mui’s Isaiah 53 scripture song, which has video. (
    I was blessed by the reminder that Jesus did not open His mouth when He was so terribly mistreated. My will is simply crossed slightly, and it is so easy to get angry. I prayed for grace to be a lamb in those situations, and I thank God for giving me and my kids a happy day because we started it out with this passage, prayer, and song.

  12. Thank you for the helpful and encouraging studies. However, this time I was very dissappointed to see the different video links. I doubted whether to post a comment or not. However, I humbly want to raise the issue, as Aquila and Priscilla did to Apollos, as brethren in Christ.
    Do the goals justifiy the means? Certainly not in the Bible. God is the one who sets the rules in His Word.
    Are not we supposed to worship Him in spirit and in truth? (John 4.24)
    Are not we supposed to be a peculiar people? A holy nation? (1 Peter 2.9)
    Are not we supposed to NOT to love the world and the things of this world? ie. The worldly entertainment?
    (1 John 2.15)
    Certainly the Bible guides us clearly in how to worhip God. May His Holy Spirit open our eyes to see the wonders of His law and to apply this in our lives.