Tag Archives: Isaiah

The Journey (part 4)

Petra The best spices at the best prices… The spice merchant that I had been recommended spoke only Greek, so I acted as interpreter for my two travelling companions. I hope I got them a good bargain… “What do you … Continue reading

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Jesus: King and Judge (Part 1)

Isaiah 11:1-7 Elections are a vitally important part of modern democracy, and it is indeed a privilege to be allowed to choose your leader. But sometimes politics presents you with very difficult choices. What do you do if all the … Continue reading

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The Kings Highway

Isaiah 35 The path of the King (verses 1-7) Isaiah was called to prophesy to a nation who thought they could work out their own salvation (in a political sense). They would fail; and the inevitable consequence of trying to … Continue reading

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As I write this, my husband is in the process of erecting a new garden shed. The old wooden one has rotted; the new one is metal and should last longer. But one thing is unchanged: the concrete slab that … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: March 2017

See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. (Isaiah 32:1) All kings and rulers have faults and failings. Even the best (those who serve their people rather than exploiting them) are but pale shadows of the King … Continue reading

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An encounter with God (Isaiah 6:1-8) Part 3

Part 3: Cleansing and commission (verses 6-8) But Isaiah was not consumed by the fire of God’s wrath. Although God’s holiness requires atonement to be made for our sins, it is God in His love who provides that atonement. An angel … Continue reading

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An encounter with God (Isaiah 6:1-8) Part 2

Part 2: Confession (verse 5) The holiness with which Isaiah was confronted was the holiness that had destroyed Nadab and Abihu (the sons of Aaron) when the Tabernacle was first set up. No wonder he was terrified. The vision gave him … Continue reading

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