Yearly Archives: 2018

December 18, 2018: Day 17 – Isaiah 13

Yes, it is blurry, but it is a map that we will need in order to understand the next 15 chapters.   So we begin here in chapter 13 and it takes us through chapter 27.   These are oracles, or statements … Continue reading

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December 17, 2018: Day 16 – Isaiah 12

This chapter marks the end of one section of the book of Isaiah, which means the next chapter, 13, will be the beginning of another section.  This chapter is called a concluding song of thanksgiving.  This is a prophetic futuristic … Continue reading

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December 16, 2018: Day 15 – Isaiah 11

I think I already posted Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen in the past, so I’m going to spare you a repeat posting.  But here the prophet changes the tune from one of fear and dread, which the other chapters reflected, … Continue reading

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December 15, 2018: Day 14 – Isaiah 10

It is clear that the Lord was not happy with the way that the most vulnerable of society were being treated.   The orphan was being trampled, and that was not to God’s liking.  The widow was being taken advantage of, … Continue reading

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December 14, 2018: Day 13 – Isaiah 9

I feel as if this is all that I need to post.  If you have an extra 2+ hours then go ahead and sit back and listen to the complete Handel’s Messiah.  And you thought it was just the Hallelujah … Continue reading

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December 13, 2018: Day 12 – Isaiah 8

Once again the name Immanuel is mentioned in vs. 8.  This comes on the tail end of a prophecy where the prophetess, the wife of Isaiah, bears a son whose name is Maher-shalal-hash-baz.  I don’t believe this name made it … Continue reading

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December 12, 2018: Day 11 – Isaiah 7

For background to this chapter you should go to I Kings 16.  There are a lot of historical events that are taking place in this chapter.  But this is also the chapter around which revolves the reason why it is … Continue reading

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December 11, 2018: Day 10 – Isaiah 6

So this chapter has this song as a tribute to it.  It is a hymn that brings a tear to all of our eyes.  But why is that?  This chapter is the calling of Isaiah.  Isaiah finds himself in a … Continue reading

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December 10, 2018: Day 9 – Isaiah 5

Isaiah gives us a simile with the image of a vineyard.  He tells us about his vineyard and how he cared for it and planted it and did everything he needed to do in order for it to grow, but … Continue reading

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December 9, 2018: Day 8 – Isaiah 4

A short little chapter in Isaiah here, but one that has so much meaning and nuance.  The first verse is an indication that there are no longer men left in the town because they have either all been deported, sent … Continue reading

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