Resources from Isaiah

The Infallibility of Scripture

Mar 11 WHAT Isaiah said was, therefore, spoken by Jehovah. It was audibly the utterance of a man; but, really, it was the utterance of the Lord himself. The lips which delivered the words were those of Isaiah, but yet it was the very truth that “The mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” All Scripture, being inspired of the Spirit, is spoken by the mouth of God. However this sacred Book...

Isaiah 1:20

Number Two-thousand; or, Healing by the Stripes of Jesus

Jan 1 BEING one evening in Exeter Hall, I heard our late beloved brother, Mr. Mackay, of Hull, make a speech, in which he told us of a person who was under very deep concern of soul, and felt that he could never rest till he found salvation. So, taking the Bible into his hand, he said to himself, “Eternal life is to be found somewhere in this Word of God; and...

Isaiah 53:5

The Child of Light Walking in Darkness

Sep 25 SEE how the Lord inquires for his people. In every congregation he asks this question: “Who is among you that feareth the Lord?” These are the wheat upon the threshing-floor. As to the thoughtless, “What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord.” The Lord’s heart is towards the hearts that fear him, and he makes enquiry concerning them, because he loves them, and cares for them, and helps...

Isaiah 50:10

Man, Whose Breath Is in His Nostrils

Sep 22 MAN, especially since the fall, is a very unspiritual creature. His animus is animal. He is made up, as the old writers used to say, of soul and soil. Alas, the soil terribly soils his soul! “My soul cleaveth to the dust” might be the confession of every man in one sense or another. We bear the image of the first Adam, who was of the earth earthy: earthy enough...

Isaiah 2:22

The Friend of God

May 8 ABRAHAM was called the Friend of God because he was so. The title only declares a fact. The Father of the faithful was beyond all men “the Friend of God,” and the head of that chosen race of believers whom Jesus calls his friends. The name is rightly given. We read that “whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof and much more may we be sure...

Isaiah 41:8

Who is This?

Feb 13 ISRAEL was often in great trouble, frequently oppressed by neighbouring nations. It would not have been so if they had been faithful to Jehovah; but as a chastisement for their idolatry they were given over into the hands of adversaries. One nation, near akin to them, was very jealous of them. The Edomites, the seed of Esau, were always watching against Israel, and whenever the nation fell on evil times,...

Isaiah 62:11-12

Christ's Work No Failure

Jan 30 PREVIOUS verses at the close of the forty-first chapter indicate the utter failure of the hope of man from man. God himself looked, and behold “there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.” How often it is so in human history: man fails to find leadership and help in man! Great men are raised up now...

Isaiah 43:4

The Very Bold Prophecy

Sep 12 THIS is the passage which was quoted by the apostle Paul in the tenth chapter of his Epistle to the Romans. At the twentieth verse of that chapter that sought he says me not;— “Esaias is very bold, and saith them, I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and...

Isaiah 65:1

The Holy Road

Aug 1 TWICE has Israel come back from captivity: once when the tribes came out of Egypt, and the Lord led them through the wilderness; and again when they returned from banishment in Babylon, and the Lord restored them to their land. A third return some of us believe still awaits the chosen people. In the day when the grace of God shall change the heart of Israel, the seed of Abraham...

Isaiah 35:8