Saturday, August 27, 2011

Book of Isaiah 1-3 the LORD will discover their secret parts.

Isaiah 1-3

I almost forgot, we're doing this Bible Project thing.

Isaiah, son of Amoz gets right to the finger wagging.  He doesn't care for the Israelites handling of they're "Chosen People" status.  And he raises an interesting point in 1:9

Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Considering how quickly God destroyed S&G, and killed thousands of Israelites after their escape from Egypt for breaking the rules, he seems to have gone soft after they settled in the promised land.  I know he still killed lots of folks for lots of reasons but his breaking point seems to have shifted.

We also get a return to the violent retribution for not following the rules!  At least that's what Isaiah wants.  We still haven't heard directly from the big guy in quite a while.

And when is this supposed to happen?

2:4 and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah is a long book so lets hunker down and set our sites on the horizon.

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1 comment:

  1. @Bruce,
    And when is this supposed to happen?
    I take this you are talking about Isaiah 2:4, and not when we here from the "big guy". That happened in the first chapter.
    Well this is mentioned again in Micah 4:3. From both readings it sounds like the millennial reign of Jesus Christ. Revelation 20:1-4