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 …

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 …

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 …

There Is No Peace… to the Wicked

Isaiah 57 This chapter starts with a consideration of the state of the righteous at the point of death. Isaiah points out that none really give the demise of the righteous much thought. But the blessings that follow the righteous, this is the end of it all, or in other words, this is the point …

In Righteousness Shalt Thou Be Established

Isaiah 54, See also 3 Nephi 22 (Unlike other chapters of Isaiah, referenced elsewhere in the Book of Mormon, I have not made a detailed study of chapter 54 yet.) This chapter starts with this premise: “more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife.” The meaning that I give …

The Lord Thy God… Teacheth Thee To Profit

Isaiah 48 Isaiah’s audience in this chapter is setup in verse one: members of the house of Israel by covenant (baptism) who swear by the name of the Lord, but not in truth, nor righteousness. How could one find themselves in such a position? Perhaps born into a community of believers but they themselves are …

That He Might Know All that Was in His Heart

Isaiah 39 In my initial reading of this chapter, assuming that I am reading correctly, there are four things that strike me as curious and odd about this passage: My understanding is that Hezekiah is a righteous king. If being righteous, why did he share with his Babylonian visitors a display of all his wealth? …

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 …

Shall a Man Look to His Maker

Isaiah 17 This chapter is an indictment against Israel. But it also is a warning against anyone that would oppress Israel. Hands off says the Lord! Israel is not to be punished to the benefit of other nations. These garden analogies are very poignant in my situation. I understand both the analogy and the real …