Resources from Isaiah

The Soul’s Best Food

Jun 13 The Soul’s Best Food   “Eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” — Isaiah lv. 2.   ALL life here below needs to be sustained from without by food of some kind or other. We know not how the angels live; yet the psalmist’s expression, “Man did eat angels’ food,” might lead us to imagine that even they need to...

Isaiah 55:2

God's Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours

Dec 2 VERY often must the great truth expressed by this Scripture have forced itself upon every thoughtful mind. Though we think and are so far like to God because, being intelligent beings, we have thoughts of our own, yet our thoughts must for ever be weak and fragmentary as compared with his thoughts: and though as free agents we have ways of our own choice, in some of which we move...

Isaiah 55:8, 9

Jesus Interceding for Transgressors

Nov 18 OUR blessed Lord made intercession for transgressors in so many words while he was being crucified, for he was heard to say, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” It is generally thought that he uttered this prayer at the moment when the nails were piercing his hands and feet, and the Roman soldiers were roughly performing their duty as executioners. At the very commencement of his...

Isaiah 53:12

Our Hiding-Place

Nov 11 ONE who is really worthy to be called “a man” is a rare creature. There are great numbers of human beings, who come under the generic name “men”, who do not possess those noble, manly characteristics which would entitle us truly to speak of any one of them as “a man.” When God gives “a man” to any nation, it is a grand gift. There are many names in history...

Isaiah 32:2

A Sabbath-School Sermon

Oct 28 MINISTERS all over England have been specially requested to assist in exciting a spirit of prayer in connection with Sabbath Schools to-day, and I feel that the training of the young is so important a part of Church work that it would be almost sinful to decline the seasonable request of the Sunday School Union. Therefore have I selected this subject this morning in the hope that God the Holy...

Isaiah 40:11

Taking Hold Upon God

Oct 7 ISAIAH in the chapter before us describes a very mournful condition of the people of God. He feels the case to be so desperate that he sighs for a divine interposition— “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down.” He perceives that the people are so steeped in slumber, so utterly under the power of their sins that, unless God himself shall descend with all the...

Isaiah 64:7

Barriers Obliterated

Sep 16 WE noticed, as we read the chapter, the extreme folly of a man attempting to make a god for himself, or to worship anything as God save only the one living and true God. We consider the heathen to be very foolish for worshipping their hideous idols. Yet, you know, to be an idolater, a man need not make an image of wood, or stone, or gold, for he can...

Isaiah 44:22

Proclamation of Acceptance and Vengeance

Aug 12 WE know that this Scripture speaks concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. We say not this as if we relied upon our own opinion, we know it of a surety from the Lord’s own lips, for, reading this passage in the synagogue at Nazareth, he said, “This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears.” It is Jesus of Nazareth whom the Lord hath anointed to preach deliverance to the captives...

Isaiah 61:2

The Redeemer Described by Himself

Jul 1 WE spent this morning at the foot of the cross. I hope that some of us, at least, were helped by the Spirit of grace and of supplication to look unto him whom we have pierced by our sins, and to “mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son.” I thought that, as we then found it so good to be there, we would go there again, the more especially...

Isaiah 1:2-6

Invitation to a Conference

Jun 17 Invitation to a Conference   “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins he as scarlet, they shall he as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall he as wool.” — Isaiah i. 18.   THE persons to whom this gracious invitation was addressed were in a terrible condition; they could not well have been in a worse...

Isaiah 1:18