Look Upon Zion, the City of Our Solemnities

Isaiah 33 Again continuing with prophecies of forthcoming events, Isaiah starts this chapter playing around with the theme of spoils. He first speaks of those who dedicate themselves to the spoiling of others, and decrees that such will become their end: spoiled and dealt with treacherously. But then Isaiah talks about the Lord’s spoils in …

The Work of Righteousness Shall Be Peace

Isaiah 32 There is much to make note of in this chapter. This is another chapter of prophecy looking forward to the time preceding and at the Second Coming of our Lord. Christ is declared here as a King that shall reign in righteousness, with others serving around him as princes. This is a preview …

The Sword, Not of a Mighty Man… Not of a Mean Man

Isaiah 31 This chapter feels almost like a reprise or summary of the previous chapter in more succinct terms. Verse 8 talks about the sword destroying the Assyrian, but Isaiah points out that it is not a mighty sword or a mean sword, but that it is nonetheless a sword that they will be fleeing …

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 …

Perfect Peace

Isaiah 26, See also Luke 1:46-55 Verses 1-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength: Verses 3 & 4 These verses feel very similar to the ones found over in …

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 …