Resources from Isaiah

God Rejoicing in the New Creation

Jul 5 THIS passage, like the rest of Isaiah’s closing chapters, will have completest fulfilment in the latter days when Christ shall come, when the whole company of his elect ones shall have been gathered out from the world, when the whole creation shall have been renewed, when new heavens and a new earth shall be the product of the Saviour’s power, when, for ever and for ever, perfected saints of God...

Isaiah 65:17-19

God’s Glorious and Everlasting Name

Feb 15 MAN’S chief end is to glorify and enjoy God. God’s greatest and highest object is to make to himself a glorious and an everlasting name. Since God is God it must be so; for he is full of love and kindness to his creatures, and he cannot more fully bless his creatures than by making himself known to them. Everything that is good, true, holy, excellent, loving, is in God....

Isaiah 63:12, 14

God fighting Sin

Dec 28 THIS is a terrible case. When God is turned to be a man’s enemy, and fights against him, he is in a desperate plight. With other enemies we may contend with some hope of success, but not with the Omnipotent. The enmity of others is an affliction, but the enmity of God is destruction. If he turns to be our enemy, then everything is turned against us. The stars in...

Isaiah 63:10

The Lord no more Wroth with his People

Dec 7 BEFORE any person could feel himself safe in applying such a word as this to himself, he would naturally read the chapter, and study the connection in which it stands, to see whether it would be a wresting of Scripture for any private believer to understand it as being spoken by God to himself. Doing this, you will very soon be satisfied that every true believer has his just portion...

Isaiah 54:6

Jehovah's Valuation of His People

Oct 5 IN this chapter the Lord comforts his people. By his divine foresight he perceives that there are great and varied trials a little way ahead, and therefore he prepares them for the ordeal. They are to go through rushing waters and flaming fires; and he kindly bids them not to be afraid. How often in God’s Word do we read those tender, gracious words, “Fear not”! Should not the trembling...

Isaiah 43:3

Immanuel--The Light of Life

Sep 14   When Judah was in sore distress, the sign that she should be delivered was Immanuel. “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah vii. 14). When no other ray of comfort could be found, light came from the promise of the wondrous birth of him whose name is “God with us.” God alone would be the deliverer of Judah when over-matched...

Isaiah 9:1,2

Where is the Lord?

Sep 4 I TOLD you, in the reading, that Israel had a golden age, a time of great familiarity with God, when Jehovah was very near his people in their sufferings, and was afflicted in their affliction, when he helped them in everything they did, and the angel of his presence saved them. But after all that the Lord had done for them, there came a cold period. The people went astray...

Isaiah 63:11-14

Harvest Joy

Jul 6 NOTICE that I made a correction in the version from which I am roading. The Authorized Version has it, “Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy.” This is not consistent with the connection; and the Revised Version has very properly put it, “Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy.” I have not any learning to display; but I think I could show you, if...

Isaiah 9:3

Two ‘I Wills’ in Isaiah xli.

May 16 You notice that, in this verse, the Lord twice says, “I will”; and in that respect this verse is in harmony with the rest of the chapter. Will the children, when they are at home, find out how many times in this chapter God says, “I will,” or “Thou shalt,” which is to much the same effect?      How greatly I prize a portion of Scripture which is filled with...

Isaiah 41:18