Jan 1, 2019
Today’s episode is the first in a new series on the Old Testament book of Isaiah. It is considered a book of prophecy and the author’s name, as the book’s title suggests, was Isaiah. Isaiah lived in the city of Jerusalem and was called by God to carry a message to the people of Judah concerning their future fate. He would outlive four of the kings of Judah and spend a large portion of his life attempting to persuade the rebellious people of Judah to repent and return to God. But his message would, for the most part, fall on deaf ears. God had even warned Isaiah that his ministry would prove fruitless, because the people were far too stubborn to heed what he had to say. While this book provides us with a historical narrative concerning the people of Judah, it is far from ancient history. In fact, because of its prophetic nature, there are aspects of the book of Isaiah that reveal future events that were to take place long after Isaiah was gone. And much of the message contained in the book remains yet to be fulfilled. At the core, this is a book of theology that covers such vital topics as God, man, sin, and redemption. Despite its age, this book carries a timeless and practical message for the people of God in all ages. And it should provide ample proof of God’s love, power, faithfulness and sovereignty. Today, we open with Isaiah 1:1-20. Hope you enjoy it.