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A beautiful prediction of Jerusalem's (Zion's) final redemption.

...continue reading "Isaiah 62"

The NASB section title is The Glory of Israel in the Millennial Kingdom...I am quite intrigued.

...continue reading "Isaiah 60 Arise and shine!"

This chapter continues the prophesy of the Servant and salvation.

...continue reading "Isaiah 54"

According to Ryrie Study Bible's Book of Isaiah outline, this is the first of the next nine chapter specially related to the Servant Messiah.

...continue reading "Isaiah 49"

Using the Blue Letter Bible chronological reading list, we have a brief pause between Isaiah 48 and 49. We revisit Hezekiah in II Kings 19 and then read these three psalms, 46, 80, and 135.

...continue reading "Psalms 46, 80, and 135"

Because I don't make much progress here while I'm leading my bible studies, it's been a full year since we were last in II Kings. In Chapter 17 we saw the official end of the northern kingdom of Israel and in Chapter 18 we read of the many victories of Hezekiah in Judah, because he did right in the sight of the Lord. However, the Blue Letter Bible chronological reading plan left us with a cliffhanger at the end of Chapter 18. Now the exciting conclusion of Hezekiah in II Kings 19.

...continue reading "II Kings 19 (Judah)"

This is a continuation of the Lord speaking from Chapter 23.

...continue reading "Isaiah 44"

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"

Well, the good news is we're in the last chapter of the first half of Isaiah. After today, it's called the "New Testament" half of Isaiah. The bad news is, in this last chapter of the Hezekiah historical interlude, we come to that time when even the best kings of Israel make poor decisions.

...continue reading "Isaiah 39"