Isaiah 31-35 The Stability of Your Times

In Isaiah 31-35, we complete the six woes that rebuke Judah for turning away from God in troubled times to find help in Egypt. Isaiah continues to call his listeners back to God our King who is the source of stability in present times and our sure hope for the future.

Isaiah 30 Security Not Found in Human Alliances

In Isaiah 30, Isaiah begins and ends with the human perspective of Judah’s alliance with Egypt and the looming invasion by Assyria. In the middle of the chapter, he gives us two divine perspectives, calling Judah’s leaders to turn back to God and trust him to be their security.

Isaiah 28 A Simple Message for Halls of Power

The move from Isaiah 27 to Isaiah 28 is a transition between major sections. In this lesson we briefly summarize 5 principles of faith from the Universal Kingdom section, chapters 13-27, and then move into the first woe of the Lord of History section, chapters 28-37. In chapter 28, employing powerful imagery (fading garlands, ripe figs, a covenant with death and a costly cornerstone), Isaiah calls the leaders of Judah back to trust in God.

Isaiah 21-23 The Second Cycle of Oracles

In Isaiah 21-23, Isaiah continues addressing God’s rule over a universal kingdom in a second cycle of oracles to the nations in which he describes the failure of self-sufficiency to meet human need through the depiction of a toppled empire and the rippling effects on smaller nations.

Isaiah 13-20 The First Cycle of Oracles

In Isaiah 13-20, Isaiah begins a new section addressing God’s rule over a universal kingdom. This first cycle of five oracles to the nations shows God to be sovereign over all nations both in his just punishment of self-sufficient pride and in his faithful provision for a believing remnant.