God is Holy God is Forgiving God is Just Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his […]
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,and all flesh shall see it together,for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” The Word of God Stands Forever6 A voice says, “Cry!”And I said, “What shall I cry?”All flesh is grass,and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower […]
6 reasons to be inspired by a high view of Christ, from Isaiah.
3 encouragements for every believer: 1) God’s greatness 2) His humility 3) His purpose
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions;he was crushed for our iniquities;upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,and with his stripes we are healed. (ESV)
:4 53:1 Who has believed what he has heard from us?And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant,and like a root out of dry ground;he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,and no beauty that we should desire him. […]
Been called the “Mt. Everest” of the OT, and I hope you enjoy the view at least half as much as I have in studying this epic chapter. – Standing high up on the peak of Isa. 53, you can see more of the NT land to come & the gospel era & our Saviour Himself than anywhere else.
Isa. 53 has been called: “the summit of OT prophecy”; “the crown jewel of the Hebrew Scriptures”; ‘the most important chapter in the entire OT, if not the entire Bible’. Polycarp called Isa. 53, ‘The Holy of Holies in OT prophecy’; Spurgeon called it, “The Bible in miniature”. – D.L. Moody called it, ‘My creed’, his entire confession of faith.
Isaiah has been called the Romans of the OT. – None of the other 65 OT books comes close to the grandeur and gospel vision of Isaiah 40ff. – Compared to Isaiah, nowhere else in the OT will you get a clearer picture or more gorgeous panorama of God’s great salvation plan.
WHY would Israel have to spend 70 bitter years in exile? – Because they had failed God in two ways: they were a disobedient son & and unfaithful servant of their Lord.
HOW then would God comfort & save them?…
Through another Son and another Servant, in the line of David. This coming Son & Servant would succeed where Israel failed. – He would be the Son & the Servant that Israel was supposed to be, everything that they were NOT. In this final Jewish Seed & Servant of the LORD, God’s original purpose for Abraham’s offspring would be fulfilled: “all the families of the earth” would finally be blessed.