Resources from Isaiah

Messengers Wanted

Apr 22 GOD’S great remedy for man’s ruin of man is the sacrifice of his dear Son. He proclaims to the sons of men that only by the atonement of Jesus can they be reconciled unto himself. In order that this remedy should be of any avail to any man he must receive it by faith, for without faith men perish even under the gospel dispensation. Now, there cannot be faith without...

Isaiah 6:8

Hope, Yet No Hope. No Hope, Yet Hope.

Apr 8 WHO can understand the subtlety of the human heart? Well said the prophet, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” The physician of the body had need be skilful to track disease to its secret origin and to follow it through all its mysterious pathways in the mazes of the human body; but he who has to deal with souls has a task harder far, inasmuch as...

Isaiah 57:10

Man's Thoughts and God's Thoughts

Feb 18 THE text speaks of thoughts; it mentions the thoughts of man and the thoughts of God. The power of thought is one point in which man is made in the image of God. Other animated creatures which are put in subjection to the thinking, intelligent creature man, have no fellowship with God in thought; into his world of pure spirit they cannot enter. To the majestic lion or to the...

Isaiah 55:8,9

Jesus-The Shepherd

Oct 1 Jesus-The Shepherd "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd.”— Isaiah xl.11. OUR Lord Jesus is very frequently described as the shepherd of his people. The figure is inexhaustible, but it has been so often handled that I suppose it would be difficult to say anything fresh upon it. We all know, and are very glad and comforted in the knowledge, that the Lord Jesus Christ,...

Isaiah 40:11

Songs for Desolate Hearts

Sep 10 IT was a great sorrow to an Eastern woman to be childless. In modern times that affliction is endured with cheerful equanimity, but in those days it was regarded as a dreadful curse, and the feelings of those afflicted by it were of the most painful kind, as we find in the case of Hannah. Alas! for human nature, those who were favoured with children were often guilty of cruel...

Isaiah 54:1

God's Witnesses

Aug 12 You, most of you, know that I am incessantly engaged every hour in the week either in preaching the gospel or in endeavouring to discharge the multifarious duties connected with this immense Church. Now I always look upon my Saturdays as being consecrated, as far as possible, to meditation and study, that I may find somewhat to set before you on the Lord’s-day, but, unfortunately for me, I was served with...

Isaiah 43:10

In Whom Art Thou Trusting?

Jan 1 THAT question may not be without importance in matters of ordinary life. We have all to trust our fellows, more or less, and I suppose we have all had to smart in some degree, as the result of it. We may trust the mass of men in trifles without any serious consequences; but when it comes to large sums, when the whole of a man's fortune, for instance, is staked...

Isaiah 36:5

A Promise for Us and for Our Children

Apr 10      WE ought not to overlook the first and immediate meaning of these words. There can be no doubt that we have here a promise made to God’s ancient people, the Jews. Whatever their sins may have been, God hath not for ever cast them away. They have become like the dry and thirsty desert, but the day will yet dawn when God’s sovereign love shall again visit them,...

Isaiah 44:1-5

The Lambs and Their Shepherd

Nov 15      The people of God are most fitly compared to sheep. The excellencies of their moral and spiritual character furnish one side of the picture, for like sheep they are gentle in their lives, and are well accepted, whether living or dying, as a sacrifice unto God; their frailties and weaknesses complete the likeness, for they are prone to wander—full of wants, powerless in self-defense, and ill able to...

Isaiah 40:11

Am I Sought Out?

Aug 23 THE first meaning of our text is very clear. Here is a prophecy, that as Jerusalem, having been despoiled of her beauty by her enemies, was for a long time forsaken and worthy to be called, “A city which no man seeketh after,” so, in a brighter day, her glory shall return, she shall be an attraction to all lands, and the joy of the whole earth; multitudes of willing...

Isaiah 62:12