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 …

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 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 …

Redeemed without Money

Isaiah 52 I don’t know why this chapter or rather many of the passages in this chapter are familiar to me. I am very much acquainted with the words of these prophecies. Beyond this, I feel the Spirit of the Lord so strongly testifying of the reality of these statements found throughout this chapter, especially …

Thou Art My Servant, Oh Israel

Isaiah 49, See also 1 Nephi 21 The first thought that impresses me in this reading is that the Lord is behind it all. It is His name’s honor that will be achieved in the end. “Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful,” (vs. 7) At …

My Counsel Shall Stand

Isaiah 46 This theme of idols verses God is repeated again in this chapter. Do we not put our confidence in dead works today just as much as they did in antiquity? Our idols are now electric powered. They are capable of artificial intelligence. And yet somehow, naively, these works of our hands are to …

Come to Zion with Songs and Everlasting Joy

Isaiah 35, Additional Insights This chapter is an anthem of Zion. It opens and closes with references to joy and singing. What is happening here is transformation, change, conversion all over, everywhere. Questions for next study: Where is the Lord in these verses? (Everywhere) What are the action items for me to take as a …

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 …