Resources from Isaiah

Good Cheer for Many that Fear

Mar 8 THIS is an exhortation which is addressed, not to one person, but to several. In the third verse, you can see that the message runs, “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.” What, Lord! is not one man sufficient for this task? Will not one of thy servants, when he repeats thy precious promises, be able to drive away the fears of thy people? Will not half...

Isaiah 35:4

A Sense of Pardoned Sin

May 20      Hezekiah here speaks positively on a matter concerning which he had not the remotest shadow of doubt. He kind trusted his God, he had cast himself upon the merit of the promised Messiah, and as the result of that faith, assurance had been granted to him, and he now sings with unfaltering tongue, "Thou," even thou, O God, Most High and Most Just, "thou hast cast all my sins,"...

Isaiah 38:17

The Church a Mother

Apr 8 The Church a Mother   “The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell. Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who...

Isaiah 49:20, 21

A Christmas Question

Dec 25      Upon other occasions I have explained the main part of this verse—"the government shall be upon his shoulders, his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God." If God shall spare me, on some future occasion I hope to take the other titles, "The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." But now this morning the portion which will engage our attention is this, "Unto us a child is...

Isaiah 9:6

His Name- The Mighty God

Jun 19      Other translations of this divine title have been proposed by several very eminent and able scholars. Not that they have any of them been prepared to deny that this translation is after all most accurate; but rather that whilst there are various words in the original, which we render by the common appellation of "GOD," it might be possible so to interpret this as to show more exactly its definite...

Isaiah 9:6

A Vision of the Latter-Day Glories

Apr 24    The prophets of God wore anciently called seers, for they had a supernatural sight which could pierce through the gloom of the future and behold the things which are not seen as yet, but which God hath ordained for the last times. They frequently described what they saw with spiritual eyes after the form or fashion of something which could be seen by the eye of nature. The vision...

Isaiah 2:2

Weak Hands and Feeble Knees

Mar 20      It is the duty of all men to be careful of the sons of sorrow. There be some who from their very birth are marked by melancholy as her own. The silent shades of sorrow are their congenial haunts; the glades of the forest of grief are the only places where their leaf can flourish. Others there are who through some crushing misfortune are brought so low that...

Isaiah 35:3

The Bed and Its Covering

Jan 9      God has so made men, that there are two things essential for their comfort, if not for their very existence, namely, sleep and clothing. Had God so pleased it, he might have made man an everlasting watcher, upon whose eyes the mists of night never should descend, and upon whose eyelids the fingers of sleep never should be placed. Perhaps angelic spirits never sleep. Day without night they circle God's...

Isaiah 28:20

The Vanguard and Rereward of the Church

Dec 26 The Church of Christ is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is at the extremely opposite point to the spirit of the gospel. Yet nevertheless, the church on earth has, and until the second advent must be, the church militant,...

Isaiah 52:12

His Name - The Counsellor

Sep 26 Last Sabbath morning we considered the first title, "His name shall be called Wonderful:" this morning we take the second word, "Counsellor." I need not repeat the remark, that of course these titles belong only to the Lord Jesus Christ, and that we cannot understand the passage except by referring it to Messiah—the Prince. It was by a Counsellor that this world was ruined. Did not Satan mask himself in the...

Isaiah 9:6