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March 23, Isaiah 15-16, Prophecy against Moab
Thursday, March 23, 2017      1 comments

These two chapters deal with a single prophecy. Moab was a nation that at times allied with Israel and at times wared with them. The origin of the nation came from relations between Lot and his oldest daughter. Reading the account of the destruc... Read more
March 22, Isaiah 14, Israel is and will always be God's chosen people
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      1 comments

This is obviously a prophecy that has not yet been fulfilled. Israel has never been a great power since David and Solomon. I don't think it speaks specifically about the kingdom of Christ on earth but a time before that. A time when Israel is ag... Read more
March 21, Isaiah 13, The wages of sin
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      1 comments

I read this chapter and I'm struck by a deep sadness. It speaks of utter destruction, armies gathering together to clean up the mess. Some believe ths refers to Babylon taking Israel and some that it speaks of the end when Christ will return. Ei... Read more
March 20, Isaiah 12, God is my salvation
Monday, March 20, 2017      0 comments

A song of joy following a prophecy of sorrow. The one sentence I really like is; though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. The grace and mercies of God are limitless, all I need to do is go to Him and He... Read more
March 19, Isaiah 11, The peace to come
Sunday, March 19, 2017      1 comments

This chapter deals specifically with the future reign of Christ. The second portion speaking of revenge for Israel against all those who oppressed or persecuted them. While on one hand it's nice to see things balanced out I like the first portio... Read more
March 18, Isaiah 10, A warning, a judgment, and a promise
Saturday, March 18, 2017      2 comments

This chapter has three distinct items, I'm actually going to look at them in reverse order. It ends with the promise of Israel's rerun and that God will again fight for them. Obviously that hasn't happened yet. The middle deals with Assyria bein... Read more
March 17, Isaiah 9:8-21 The fall of the proud
Friday, March 17, 2017      1 comments

Verse 10 expresses the attitude of the people, the bricks of that day were simple mud and straw. Baked in the sun but not fired, if they are wet for long periods they will fall apart. Also sycamore trees are poor to build with and certainly ceda... Read more
March 16, Isaiah 9:1-7 The light of the world
Thursday, March 16, 2017      1 comments

The world walks in darkness, it always has. Men war with each other to possess things that will decay and fade away because they don't see the light. Obviously this is a prophecy of Christ coming, parts are quoted every year at Christmas. The Li... Read more
March 15, Isaiah 8:11-22 Revere God and follow His law
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      3 comments

This basic principle seems so simple. Men create laws, so many of them are ridiculous, like walking an alligator on a leash is against the law. Sometimes we think we need new laws and sometimes we lobby against them. The reality is that every la... Read more
March 14, Isaiah 8:1-10 Make haste to the spoil; fall upon the prey
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      1 comments

I'm often fascinated by the names given to children in the Old Testament, so many times they speak precisely of the person's character. Jacob's name meant, in plain English, dirty cheat, the prophet Hosea's wife was a harlot and bore a son which... Read more
March 13, Isaiah 7:10-25 The Lord God, my God, or your God
Monday, March 13, 2017      1 comments

Isaiah has come to king Ahaz because Judah, and specifically Jerusalem is under siege by two superior armies, Syria and Israel. The army of Israel killed more than 140,000 men in Judah in one day so Ahaz has reason to be distressed. God has sent... Read more
March 12, Isaiah 7:1-9 Men doing dumb things
Sunday, March 12, 2017      2 comments

Much of the Old Testament is a recording of history, and most of history is men doing dumb things, both biblical and secular. Here we have a conspiracy against the nation of Judah and some direct violations of God's commandments. A little more h... Read more
March 11, Isaiah 6:8-13 If you really love God, you'll go do things for Him
Saturday, March 11, 2017      1 comments

Ever heard that or some sermon similar to it? I wish I could say that I haven't but that's not true, I've heard something similar to that too many times from preachers and over pious laity. This scripture is used to manipulate people on a regul... Read more
March 10, Isaiah 6:1-7 I am an unclean man
Friday, March 10, 2017      2 comments

This first section of Isaiah is probably the one I'm most familiar with. There are at least 5 different items I could find but let's just keep things basic. Isaiah is in the temple and sees a vision of God, I won't debate if it was actually God ... Read more
March 9, Isaiah 5:8-30 The wicked will eventually be accountable
Thursday, March 09, 2017      2 comments

My bible heads this section as, Woe to the wicked. A great example again of how the scripture is timeless. People conspiring to take land and build empires. Some calling evil good and good evil, rejoicing in the works of one's own hands, addicte... Read more

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