The Fulfilling of the Covenant

3 Nephi 20 (More than I year ago, I departed from my study of the Book of Mormon to read from the words of Isaiah. Now I am returning to the Book of Mormon.) This chapters discusses in some detail “the fulfilling of the covenants which the Father hath made unto his people, [the] house …

Ye That Tremble at His Word

Isaiah 66 There is at the start of this chapter a contrasting between the truly righteous and the self-righteous (or those that put on airs of righteousness, but who are not truly righteous). The distinction is laid out as such: …but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of …

The Lord God Shall… Call His Servants By Another Name

Isaiah 65 The rejection of Israel and the establishment of a Millennial Zion are juxtaposed in these verses. In the contemplation of why God rejects Israel, there is the discovery of temptations and tendencies that are common to discipleship, and which may be experience perhaps no other way. A common critique of the Scribes and …

We Are the Clay, and Thou Our Potter

Isaiah 64 There are several verses from this chapter that are already familiar to me: For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Verse 4 But now, O …

They Are My People, Children That Will Not Lie

Isaiah 63 Chapter 63 starts with some bold statements about the Lord and his vengeance. The wicked will be destroyed. Just like the destruction of squash bugs in the garden. In one evening, they are gathered together, thrown into the fire. It is helpful for me to keep perspective in what this day of vengeance …

Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken

Isaiah 62 In verse 2, on the first day that I studied this chapter, I went down this side study on the footnote for “name”. Doctrine and Covenants 130:10-11 Abrham 3:3-17 (Wow!) Reading this, causes me to realize that there is much more at play here than what our present “reality” would have me to …

The Planting of the Lord

Isaiah 61 I cannot help but feel that these verses are directed at me in some small way. The principles discussed herein resonate so deeply with me. A restorer of paths to dwell in, the riches of the gentiles shall be mine, a double portion for my shame. “I will direct their work in truth.” …

The City of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel

Isaiah 60 (This morning in prayer I was tasked with the assignment to write a description of the city of Zion. Then I came to realize that this is what I am studying presently.) This chapter starts with a command to “Arise, Shine” but the source of the light that we are to shine is …

There Was No Intercessor; Therefore, His Arm Brought Salvation unto Him

Isaiah 59 This chapter starts off with two very simple statements of fact: the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: So the Lord is capable of both saving and hearing. The next verse then states: But your iniquities have separated between you and your …

Is Not This the Fast that I Have Chosen? To Loose the Bands of Wickedness…

Isaiah 58 (I am much more intimately acquainted with the content of this chapter, probably more so than any other chapter in Isaiah. This chapter offers foundational promises and instruction in regard to fasting and Sabbath day observance.) It strikes me as very important that two of the strongest tools that I have at my …