Saturday, 30 May 2015

Isaiah 1-5

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.

With God there is always a way back. God will always make a way back to Himself.

Susan said...

2:20 In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship.

(From Constable's Commentary) "Idols are precious. They are always our hard-won silver and gold. That's why we prize them. They are beautiful, but also contemptible."

In the Christian life it's not only about what we take hold of but also what we eliminate from our lives.

Susan said...

3:10 Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

This is the bright spot in a depressing chapter on judgment. God is able to protect and bless those whose hearts are right regardless of the circumstances.

Susan said...

4:2 In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.

The best is yet to come. Christ as the Branch will fulfil all prophesies, as he partially fulfilled them in his first coming.

Susan said...

5:4 What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?

God has done so much to redeem his people, so much to show his love, shown so much mercy and love but God's people act like it's not enough. As if God should answer to us. As if God should wait on us.