In Isaiah's second Servant Song, two mysteries when solved reveal the identity of Isaiah's prophetic oracle. #Isaiah49 #ServantSong #SecondServantSong
Isaiah 48: Made In God’s Image
The first half of this chapter is about real and fake, truth and lies, life and death. The second half addresses God’s longing for the people of God to enjoy God, and to enjoy God’s blessing. #Isaiah48 #MadeinGodsImage
Isaiah 48: Mere Gods or Almighty God?
This passage has several famous quotes in it--"My glory I will not give to another" is just one. In it, Isaiah relates a prophecy with a double meaning, the near-term fulfillment just a shadow of the far-term conclusion. #Isaiah48 #CyrustheGreat
Isaiah 47: mene, tekel, and parsin
Isaiah's prophecy was fulfilled before Daniel's very eyes, who was called in from retirement to explain God's handwriting upon the wall of Belshazzar's dining room. #BelshazzarsFeast #MeneTekelParsin #MeneTekelUpharsin #FallofBabylon
Isaiah 46: Incomparable God
Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Well, that is just life?” It is what it is. I say it a lot, but after reading today’s passage, I have been weighing that phrase a little bit more thoughtfully. #Isaiah46 #Marduk #Dagon
Isaiah 45: Mature View of God
God’s words of reassurance and promise were for the people of God, for the Judahites who had been taken captive and sent into exile. But God opens up God’s appeal to all people in every nation. #Isaiah45 #MatureViewofGod
Isaiah 45: A Hope, and a Future
It can feel empowering to feel like you and I are entitled to better treatment, but we can never know the whole story, it is simply too vast. #Isaiah45 #PotterandtheClay #HopeandaFuture
Isaiah 45: The Nature of Prophecy
Sometimes, in scripture, it seems as though God responds with compassion and answers to questions. Other times, it seems God responds with a rebuke. Why?
Isaiah 45: Cyrus Fulfilled Prophecy
God is never defeated or thwarted by what happens in the real world. The Lord is actually able to work through everything to move forward with God’s plan, and all events have one ultimate goal of redemption and restoration.
Isaiah 45: Cyrus the Great
The Bible does not offer superficial answers to these questions. The Bible does not offer catchy slogans or rhyming word art. The Bible instead pushes us to a mature view of Who God really is, so that we can put our trust in the God of reality, the God Who actually exists.