Some Random Observations on Isaiah…

isaiah the prophet, sonJust Some Random Observations that I Found Enlightening and Helpful

I. ch. 24:16b – Yahweh is called the Righteous One; cf. Acts 3:14, 7:52, & 22:14, Jesus Christ is called the Righteous One.

II. ch. 24:20 says: “The earth staggers like a drunken man;it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.”

cf. Luke 6:46-49, which says: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

[Note: The comparison of “the earth” to an unstable hut that falls and does not rise again parallels Jesus’ comparison of the individual unbeliever’s life being a house built upon a shallow foundation and collapsing under the beating waves of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Also, cf. Matt 7:24-27. The takeaway? Jesus Christ is equating his Word with Yahweh’s. Belief in the Word of Yahweh and belief in the Word of Christ result in salvation. Rejection of Yahweh’s Word brings death. Rejection of Jesus’ Word brings death. Even his parable is implicitly claiming that Jesus is God.]

III. Isaiah 30:19-21 identifies Yahweh as the Teacher of Israel who will appear in Israel to teach His people and guide them in “the way.”

Jesus says: “…you have one Teacher…” and “Neither be called instructors (i.e. teachers), for you have one instructor (i.e. teacher), the Christ.” – Matt 23:8 & 10 [Note: Jesus is the Teacher of Israel]

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