Category: Isaiah

  • Sun, Moon, and Stars

    The sun moon and stars created on day four give light to the earth below. They are called rulers of the day and of the night, symbols or types of the spiritual and temporal rulers on earth. When Joseph dreams of the sun, moon, and stars bowing down to him, Jacob immediately and rightly understands […]

  • I Am Naked

    Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and their eyes were opened and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together to make a covering for themselves. In their own open eyes, they were covered. But in the revealing light of the glory […]

  • The Spirit of the Day

    Meredith Kline, in Images of the Spirit, has a wonderful exposition of the post-fall encounter of Adam and Eve with God. They had eaten of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; their eyes were opened and they sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness. The KJV (most other […]

  • As the Waters Cover the Sea

    Isaiah 45 is addressed to Cyrus, king of the Persians, whom God calls His anointed — His messiah, His christ — the one who would shepherd His people. God tells him that He will give him the nations so that all will know that Yahweh is God and there is no other, so that all […]

  • The Implanted Word

    Jesus points to the shema‘, the Hear, O Israel, as the greatest commandment, “You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” And the second is like it, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” All the rest of the Law and Prophets is an expansion […]

  • Light and glory

    Isaiah wrote around the time of the collapse and captivity of the northern kingdom of Israel, but his dealings were with the kings of the south. He warned against the coming invasion of Assyria and the ultimate fall, exile, and restoration of a reunited Israel. In the beginning of chapter 60, he casts the restoration […]

  • Kingdom of Peace

    Isaiah 9 is a very familiar passage, “to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” And the government will be on the shoulders of this son, this child-king. Israel was in darkness, the darkness of the shadow of Assyria, which God was bringing against Israel as a flood. They would speak […]

  • Into the Name

    Woven throughout the later chapters of Isaiah is the theme of a new Exodus, a return from the exile of Babylon. Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind, He frees the prisoners from the dungeon and leads them out. He causes His light to go before them, just as He did with the pillar of […]

  • Christ, king of the Gentiles

    In Isaiah 44 and 45, Cyrus, the king of the Persians, is called the anointed (christ) shepherd king. He is a new David, who prepares everything for the rebuilding of the temple. But as king of the Gentiles and the Jews, he is a type of the greater David. All that God says he will have […]

  • No other rock

    Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any. Isaiah 44 highlights the folly of idol-making. The idolater looks ridiculous, as blind and undiscerning as the block of wood that he worships. He cuts the wood and uses half for fuel and the other half he carves into a god and […]