Isaiah (Part 01): History

No more appropriate is the warning not to miss the forest for the trees than it is for the book of Isaiah. We travel through it as we may in Europe, not so much intent on finishing the trip at a destination, as we are on enjoying the sights, sounds, and scenes along...

Isaiah (Part 02): God’s Care (Ch 1:1-3)

While sectional divides are debated for the book of Isaiah, few will argue against classifying the first five chapters as a sort of general summary preface of Isaiah’s message. Those first five books are what we will examine first, and from them acquaint ourselves...

Isaiah (Part 03): Lament to Disgust (Ch 1:4-15)

I call verses 4 through 9 of chapter 1 God’s lament. In verse 4, we see God as he grieves. He begins calling out “Oh sinful nation.” In that “Oh” we find a Father brokenhearted over the waywardness of his children. The Hebrew is an elongated expression of two words...

Isaiah (Part 04): Focus on Justice (Ch 1:16-31)

The fourth section of Isaiah 1 is contained in verses 16 through 20. These verses speak to the call of Judah. Here God calls his people not only to dutiful obedience, but to a reasoned choice of faith. The outline or structure of development in chapter 1 so far has...

Isaiah (Part 06): Justice and Judgment (Chs 3-4)

Isaiah 3 begins with a call to the people to “Observe!” The Lord God of Hosts (read that, Sovereign Master) grabs their attention so that they will focus on his words. He is turning now from the general descriptions of the previous chapter to specifics. The support...