Reading Isaiah: Chapters 44-45

The God of Prophecy… In the broader context, going back at least to chapter 39, Isaiah proclaimed the futility of idols. In chapter 44, that idea is made very clear. There, Isaiah spoke of how a man can cut down a tree, use part of it to warm himself, part of it to cook over, […]

Reading Isaiah: Chapters 29-30

Rejecting the Truth… During Isaiah’s time, he had the unenviable task of writing to an obstinate and rebellious people. They were rejecting every prophecy that was sent by the Lord, looking instead for a message that would make them feel good about their standing. They didn’t want to make any changes in their lives, but […]

But God Told Me…

There is an interesting account revealed for us in 1 Kings 13:1-34.  Jeroboam was given the northern kingdom of Israel following the division of the kingdom due to the sin of Solomon and the lack of wisdom on the part of his son Rehoboam.  Jeroboam had been promised the kingdom, comprised of 10 tribes, and […]