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This chapter continues the prophesy of the Servant and salvation.

...continue reading "Isaiah 54"

This post includes the closing verse of chapter 52 and all of 53 as this is the passage describing the Suffering Servant of Jesus Christ.

...continue reading "Isaiah 52:13- 53 Suffering Servant"

Beautiful promises of redemption from our Lord.

...continue reading "Isaiah 43"

We now enter a new section of Isaiah. Most commentators distinguish two "halves" of the book. The dire prophetic judgements of the "Old Testament" half, with the tragic end of Israel and much of Judah by the Assyrians, and the more hopefully, Messianic, "New Testament" half in which Isaiah has amazingly accurate prophesies regarding Babylon. This second second begin with chapter 40.

...continue reading "Isaiah 40"

This is the second of three events we see in the "historical interlude" in the middle of the book of Isaiah, all related to King Hezekiah. These are cross-referenced in II Kings 20 and II Chronicles 32.

...continue reading "Isaiah 38"

Chapters 28-31 include 5 "woes". This chapter covers Woe 4.

...continue reading "Isaiah 30 (Judah)"

In this final chapter of Hosea we can look forward with relief and humility towards God's loving restoration of the prodigal people.

...continue reading "Hosea 14 (Hallelujah!)"

God's tone in Chapter 11 softens, but beginning in 11:12, He once again focuses on their choices that led to this disastrous ending.

...continue reading "Hosea 12 (Israel and Judah)"