Jan 21, 2019
One of the amazing things about the Scriptures is how well they display their divine inspiration. The 66 books contained within the Bible, while written by a variety of authors over a more than 1,400-year period of time, have a synergy and syncretism about them that is difficult to imagine. They reflect their divine origin and communicate a single story that reflects the redemptive plan of God for the world and its inhabitants. And, in Isaiah 11:1-10, we are provided with one of those amazing sections of God’s Word that reflects a far-greater scope to God’s message than first meets the eye. One of the truly great joys of reading God’s Word is to discover the remarkable connections that link the Old and New Testament. These hidden gems of truth provide evidence of the Spirit’s inspiration of the authors and God’s overarching agenda for mankind that goes far beyond any ethnic, regional, or historical confines. God has the big picture in mind. His focus is eternal in nature. And right when circumstances seem to indicate that God is done, He surprises us with His eternal plan.