For years now, between bible studies and whenever I have "extra time", I've been reading and blogging my way through the Old Testament chronologically. Following Hosea, I'm back in Isaiah....continue reading "Isaiah 28"
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)"
The tone from God changes, starting in this chapter; and hope blooms on the horizon....continue reading "Hosea 11 (Israel and All of Us)"
Having shown Israel's crimes, Chapter 8 is about the judgement....continue reading "Hosea 8 (Israel and Judah)"
In chapter 4, God indicted Israel, specifically the priest. Now comes the verdict....continue reading "Hosea 5 (Israel and Judah)"
Following the chronological reading plan from Blue Letter Bible, we'll pause in Isaiah once again and return to the larger narrative in II Kings and II Chronicles. In the previous chapter to this one, II Kings 17, we read of the final whimper of the northern kingdom of Israel. Many of the people are hauled off, strangers brought in, and a priest left behind to teach them God's way.
Now, in Chapter 18, we transition to Judah and the rule of Hezekiah....continue reading "II Kings 18 (Judah)"
Isaiah's next oracle is for Babylon....continue reading "Isaiah 21 (Babylon, Edom, Arabia)"
Isaiah's oracles against the nation continues with Egypt. I haven't read the passage yet, but I have learned in my scripture reading that Egypt is almost always a symbol of false help and hope and a symbol of slavery, as well as a symbol of "the world". I'll be very curious to see any end time references in these two chapters....continue reading "Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)"
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Ethiopia in Chapter 18....continue reading "Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)"
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Damascus (Syria). Damascus is the capital city of Aram, also known as Syria....continue reading "Isaiah 17 (Damascus [Syria]and Israel)"