Resources from Isaiah

Without Money and Without Price

Mar 8 THE spiritual blessings promised and provided in the gospel comprise all that man can need. They are described in the chapter before us as “water” refreshing and cleansing— the “water of life,” whereof if a man drink he shall never thirst again. They are next described as “wine” the wine of joy, exhilarating, comforting, “making glad the heart of man a wine in which is no woe, but fulness of...

Isaiah 55:1

A Revival Promise

Jan 11 IN the Christian church at this moment there is a very general desire for a revival of religion. You may go where you may among Christian tian people, and you will find that they are mourning over the present state of things, and saying the one to the other, “When will a greater blessing come? How can we obtain it? When shall we make some impression upon the masses of...

Isaiah 44:3-5

A Song Concerning Lovingkindness

Aug 9 THE chapter opens with a declaration of our glorious Lord, as to his ultimate overthrow of his foes. He declares that he will tread down all the enemies of his people, as grapes are trodden in the wine press. The chapter, as you know, begins with that remarkable exclamation, “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah?” The prophet having beheld the glorious vision, and heard...

Isaiah 63:7

Miracles of Love

May 3 THE means used for the restoration of Hezekiah’s body to health was a lump of figs laid as a plaister upon the boil, but the means used for the renewal of his soul from the disease of despondency was something equally effectual and far sweeter. What if I say that the Lord laid to the sore of Hezekiah’s heart some of the leaves of the tree of life which are...

Isaiah 38:17

Spring

Mar 29 DURING the past week the air has been balmy with the breath of spring, and all nature has felt the influence of the “ethereal mildness.” The earth — of which, through the long winter, we might have said, “she is not dead, but sleepeth” — has now awakened, and she beginneth already to put on her garments of glory and beauty. Wild flowers are springing up in the hedgerows, buds...

Isaiah 61:11

The Man of Sorrows

Mar 1 POSSIBLY a murmur will pass round the congregation, " This is a dreary subject and a mournful theme.” But, O beloved, it is not so, for great as were the woes of our Redeemer, they are all over now, and are to be looked back upon with sacred triumph. However severe the struggle, the victory has been won; the labouring vessel was severely tossed by the waves, but she has...

Isaiah 53:3

A Root Out of a Dry Ground

Oct 13 THE prophet is speaking of the Messiah. He declares of him, “He shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” It is marvellous that with such plain prophecies concerning the Messiah, the Jews should have made such a fatal...

Isaiah 53:2

A Simple Remedy

Sep 1 EVER since the fall, healing has been the chief necessity of manhood. There was no physician in Paradise, but outside that blissful enclosure professors of the healing art have been precious as the gold of Ophir. Even in Eden itself there grew the herbs which should in after days yield medicine for the body of man. Before sin came into the world, and disease, which is the consequence of it,...

Isaiah 53:5

To the Thoughtless

Jul 7 IT is clear from this chapter that the Lord views the sin of mankind with intense regret. Me are obliged to speak of him after the manner of men, and in doing so we are clearly authorised to say that he does not look upon human sin merely with the eye of a judge who condemns it, but with the eye of a friend who, while he censures the offender,...

Isaiah 1:3

A Bright Light in Deep Shades

May 12 THE Israelites were commanded to remember all the way which the Lord their God had led them in the wilderness. That precept was not given without reason. The remembrance of God’s mercy in the past is helpful to ns in many ways. To look back upon our past condition and upon the manner in which God befriended us at such times as we were reduced to sore straits, will often...

Isaiah 51:1