Isaiah 2:1-4:6 (2:1-5; 2:6-22; 3:1-4:1; 4:2-6); 2:2a, 5, 22
"In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains..." "let us walk in the light of the Lord" "Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?" (Isa 2:2, 5, 22, NIV).
Theme: Your life (walk) is the evidence of your faith. Walking in the light requires that we trust God and not man.
- Why study Isaiah?
“The book of Isaiah, in a way almost unparalleled in any other biblical book, reveals a complete picture of God: sovereignty, creativity, purposefulness, trustworthiness, faithfulness, justice, grace, holiness, glory and patience.” John Oswalt, The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah, 2014.
- What is Isaiah 1 about?
"Isaiah 1 is an introduction to the entire book, containing the basic themes of Isaiah's ministry, namely, the sinfulness of Judah and Jerusalem (1:3-8), the tender appeals of the Lord (1:16-19), the certainty of the coming judgment (1:24-25, 28-31), and the blessedness of the salvation to come (1:26-27)." Edward J. Young, The Book of Isaiah. 1965.