Isaiah's message in today's study is a dramatic contrast to Jeremiah's writings we studied last week. Isaiah's “book” can be divided in half: the first 39
In this series about finding God as you face grief we read from Obadiah for an example of anger as Judah raged against the Edomites for siding with their enemy. Lamentations 1 composed a song of despair at Judah's fall. In Lamentations 3 the writer tried bargaining with God to bring
When I was a kid the only time I heard the word “fast” was from Catholic friends sometime around Easter. They talked about giving up chocolate or movies until after Easter. Made no sense to me! But Isaiah’s words are faith underlined, in capital letters,
Reading the prophets from Israel’s most volatile and tragic period of history uncomfortably reminds me of our tumultuous world. Our world resembles the eighth century BC when Judah and Israel were on the brink of collapse and exile.