Isaiah

Our Expectation

Jun 22

Our Expectation   “He shall see his seed.” — Isaiah liii. 10.   THE first thought suggested by this text is, that Jesus is still alive; for to see anything is the act of a living person. Our Lord Jesus died. We know that he died. We are glad that there is overwhelming evidence that, not in appearance, but …

Isaiah:53:10

The Best Cloak

Jun 22

The Best Cloak   “And was clad with zeal as a cloke.” — Isaiah 59:17.   THE solitary champion who is here spoken of, who looked and “saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor;” and therefore his own arm brought salvation unto him, and his righteousness it sustained him; this conquering hero we …

Isaiah:59:17

Renewing Strength

Jun 22

Renewing Strength   “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.”— Isaiah xl. 31.   HUMAN strength is of many kinds, but in any form it will spend itself in due time. God can lend to men immense physical force; but though a man had the strength of a lion and an ox combined, he would one …

Isaiah:40:31

The Value and Rank of the Believer

Jun 22

THE VALUE AND RANK OF THE BELIEVER.   “Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” — Isaiah xliii. 4.   ONE of the worst mistakes we could make would be to judge our condition before God by our …

Isaiah:43:4

Roads Cleared

Jun 22

Roads Cleared   “Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock put of the way of my people.” — Isaiah lvii. 14.   WHAT is the way, the way of salvation, the way to heaven? Jesus Christ says, “I am the way.” He is the Son of God, and he left the glories of …

Isaiah:57:14

Rare Fruit

Jun 22

RARE FRUIT.   “I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace.”— Isaiah lvii. 19.   “THE fruit of the lips”! The lips are neither trees of the orchard nor herbs of the garden. What fruit can they bear? The scattering of Babel came of human speech when languages were multiplied, and the uuited race split up into fragments. …

Isaiah:57:19

The Sheep before the Shearers

Jun 22

The Sheep before the Shearers   “As a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”— Isaiah liii. 7.   IT is very suggestive of the way in which our Lord Jesus took the sinner’s place that we are here in the context compared to sheep: “All we like sheep have gone astray,” and then …

Isaiah:53:7

Refined, But Not With Silver

Jun 22

Refined, But Not With Silver   “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”— Isaiah xlviii. 10.   THE Lord refines his people, but he exercises great discrimination as to the means by which he does so. A silver furnace is one of the very best for the removal …

Isaiah:98:10

Living Temples for the Living God

Jun 22

Living Temples for the Living God   “Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord; but …

Isaiah:66:1-2

A Happy Christian

Jun 22

A Happy Christian   “And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”  —Isaiah 58:11.   IT is very important that our preaching should sometimes give descriptions of Christians in an unhealthy and …

Isaiah:58:11