When I Called

The book of Isaiah ends on a happy note: a new heaven and a new earth, with joy and peace among those who have been faithful to God. But the text is also tinged with sorrow for those who have not been faithful. Twice, the Lord utters the following lament: "When I called, ye did not... Continue Reading →

Seasons

Timing matters. The successful life isn't just about doing the right things. It's about doing them at the right time. "To every thing there is a season," said Solomon, "and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1). He also said, "A word spoken in due season, how good is it!" (Proverbs 15:23). Isaiah was grateful that God... Continue Reading →

Confounded

After prophesying of difficult days ahead, the prophet Isaiah foretold a time of prosperity and peace, when the children of Israel would be protected from both physical and verbal abuse: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of... Continue Reading →

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