Through the Bible, May 17

Reading: Isaiah 7:10-19; 9:1-7; 11:1-5; 53 Summary: Likely the best-known feature of Isaiah’s message is his prophecies of the coming Messiah.  These passages, as one would expect, play a prominent role in the New Testament.  These readings are among the best known of all Messianic passages, not only in Isaiah …

Through the Bible, May 16

Reading: Isaiah 55:6-13; 59:1-15; 61; 65:1-7; 66:1-6 Summary: Here is a collection of Isaiah’s prophecies dealing with God’s relationship to His people; how they must seek for Him and that He will allow Himself to be found, how God’s compassion and desire is for His people, how sin has devastated …

Through the Bible, May 15

Reading: Isaiah 40; 42:1-17; 44:1-11 Summary: Remember, the second half of Isaiah (40-66) looks primarily to a future chain of events when after Judah is taken into Babylonian captivity, they return to their homeland.  But national faith has taken a blow.  What implication does the fact that the nation had …

Through the Bible, May 13

Reading: Isaiah 1:1-2:22; 5:1-6:13 Summary: The prophet Isaiah’s incredible book stands tall among the works of biblical literature.  In some respects, it is considered primary among the prophets.  Obviously, New Testament writers thought highly of its message as it is extensively quoted there. Isaiah dates his work through the reigns …