Failing to Sanctify the Lord in Every Way, ישעיהו ח:יא-כג / Isaiah 8:11-23

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Isaiah 8:11-23Here Isaiah continues with the word of the Lord and a very wise instruction to not walk in the way of these people. The people of Judah and Jerusalem have sought the way of the nations. The imagination of their hearts was always upon their idols. Even in the midst of their troubles, foreign nations are coming against...

Another Name for Mashiach (Messiah), ישעיהו ח:א-י / Isaiah 8:1-10

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Isaiah 8:1-10Something to note about Isaiah 8 is that all things are in God's hands. Here we read about another promise of hope (Isaiah 8:1-4), and also that of destruction (Isaiah 8:5-8) due to unfaithfulness and unrepentant sin. The theme continues, the pride of the people prevents them from trusting in the Lord God of Israel. Instead, they trust...

Was the Virgin Birth an Invented Doctrine? ישעיהו ז:יד-כה / Isaiah 7:14-25

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Isaiah 7:14-25Isaiah 7:14 is a verse of immense interest as the NT text according to Matthew 1:22-25 and Luke 1:26-35 uses this verse as a proof text for the Messiah of God being brought into this world through a virgin birth. It isn’t just that this verse is written into the record of the NT, but an angel of...

A Future Messianic Expectation, ישעיהו ז:א-יג / Isaiah 7:1-13

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Isaiah 7:1-13According to most commentaries, Isaiah chapters 7-39 are centered around the theme of trust. There appears to be a significant amount of time Isaiah is spending on this subject due to this being a major theme throughout all of the Scriptures, trusting in God is foundational to our faith. Remember Yeshua said that he came to give abundance...

A Vision of God and Angels, ישעיהו ו:א-יג / Isaiah 6:1-13

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Isaiah 6:1-13Pretty much every Commentary on Isaiah has a problem with the way Isaiah introduces chapter 6. They say that the first verse presents a serious problem being written very similar to Isaiah 1:1. The approach to Isaiah 1-5 was to lay down the groundwork concerning the major issues for the entire purpose of God's calling on Isaiah's life,...

Captivity to Pride – ישעיהו ד-ה:יג-ל / Isaiah 5:13-30, A Commentary

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Isaiah 5:13-30ספר ישעיה פרק היג לָכֵן גָּלָה עַמִּי מִבְּלִי-דָעַת וּכְבוֹדוֹ מְתֵי רָעָב וַהֲמוֹנוֹ צִחֵה צָמָא: יד לָכֵן הִרְחִיבָה שְּׁאוֹל נַפְשָׁהּ וּפָעֲרָה פִיהָ לִבְלִי-חֹק וְיָרַד הֲדָרָהּ וַהֲמוֹנָהּ וּשְׁאוֹנָהּ וְעָלֵז בָּהּ:Isaiah 5:13 states, "Therefore my people are gone into captivity, (לָכֵן גָּלָה עַמִּי) because they have no knowledge: (מִבְּלִי-דָעַת) and their honourable men are famished, (וּכְבוֹדוֹ מְתֵי רָעָב) and their multitude...

A Promised Messiah and a Description of God’s People, ישעיהו ד-ה:א-יב / Isaiah 4-5:1-12

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Isaiah 4:1-6Isaiah draws to a conclusion his comments concerning the pride of Israel. We note that Isaiah began in chapter 2 declaring how in the last days Zion, God's holy mountain would be the chief of mountains, God's Torah (His instruction) would go forth to the nations, and the nations would flow to Him (see Isaiah 2:1-5). Notice how...

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