Blessed Are All They That Wait For Him

Isaiah 30 In verse 1, there are two woes pronounced upon the rebellious children, and thus by extension, two lines of instruction of how we ought to be: We should seek council from the Lord. We should seek for a covering of protection from the Holy Spirit. “Their strength is to sit still” In the […]

I Will Proceed to Do A Marvelous Work

Isaiah 29 On my first day of study of this chapter, which coincidentally is in the same week that we are reading about some of the actual events prophesied from Church history, I sent the following notes to Rachel, who was having some particularly difficult exchanges on social media: So I’m reading in Isaiah this […]

Line Upon Line, Line Upon Line

Isaiah 28 This chapter details well why those who are Ephraim should avoid strong drinks. Given long before the word of wisdom, Isaiah taught that destruction was to come upon the drunkards of Ephraim. As I conclude my study this morning, I pray that I may be able to find the personal application of such […]

Lo, This is Our God… and He Will Save Us

Isaiah 25 This week I have had the opportunity to contrast the rich of this world verse the poor (in spirit) who wait upon God. What is this salvation that God only can offer? What is this feast of fat things that only God can provide? This chapter makes discipleship personal. Phrases like: “Oh Lord, […]

The Land Shall Be Utterly Emptied

Isaiah 24 This chapter starts with the sober prophecy that “the Lord maketh the earth empty.” This desolation is documented in the subsequent verses and is noted as being all inclusive. In verse 4, the word “languish” is used to document the state of the world and the haughty people who inhabit it. Languish is […]

I Travail Not, Nor Bring Forth Children

Isaiah 23 Here is another chapter steep in historical context, a prophecy against Tyre. Tyre is a port city and strategically placed along key trade routes connecting Egypt and all the Mediterranean to the lands of Assyria, Babylon, and also Jerusalem. The concluding verses are curious. Though Tyre is referred to as a harlot in […]

As a Nail in a Sure Place

Isaiah 22, Additional Insights “Thine slain men are not slain with the sword…” What does it mean to have a host of people living dead lives? Not that I would cast a sweeping judgment across the bulk of humanity, but the question begs consideration. What does come of a nation that has utterly discounted their […]