Israel In Isaiah, 1:1-31, Notes

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Paul Wilbur – Hinei Ma Tov Umanaim

The Book Of Isaiah.

Purpose of Writing: The Prophet Isaiah was primarily called to prophesy to the Kingdom of Judah. Judah was going through times of revival and times of rebellion. Judah was threatened with destruction by Assyria and Egypt, but was spared because of God’s mercy. Isaiah proclaimed a message of repentance from sin and hopeful expectation of God’s deliverance in the future. (gotquestions.org)

Dates come from Scofield Study Bible (1909).

Israel In Isaiah, 1:1, 760 B.C. “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”

Note. The book of Isaiah was written by a Jewish prophet, to Jewish people, about Jewish things, many of them relating to the end times. When citing verses from Isaiah, it is important to remember their Jewish context.

Isaiah In Israel:1:2-9, 760 B.C. “They have despised the Holy One of Israel”

Note. (v 4).Ryrie note. “God’s Sons (Israel) have turned against the Lord.”https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+1%3A2-9&version=NASB  

Israel in Isaiah, 1:9, 760 B.C. “Unless the Lord of hosts, Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah. ” 

Note. Paul cited this verse in Rom 9:29. The verse relates to the Tribulation, Romans 9:27, 11:26. [Moody Bible Commentary, “God was keeping His promises to Israel, and was doing so … through the remnant of Israel, meaning God was selecting some, but not all, of the physical descendants of Abraham to be in a right covenantal standing with Him, including salvation.]

Israel In Isaiah, 1:10-15. 760 B.C. vs 14 “I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them.” 

Note. v 11 Israel’ sacrifices, vs 13-14 religious festivals,  v 15 prayers were shams. God was not repudiating the sacrificial system (which He had established) but was condemning religious pretense. See Lev 23 for the feasts of God (Yahweh). https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+1%3A10-15&version=NASB  

Israel In Isaiah, 1:16-23, 760 B.C. v 18, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow;”

Note. God continues His indictment of Israel.” [Re:scarlet ; crimson: The two colors speak of the guilt of those whose hands were “full of blood” (v 15). Fullness of blood speaks of extreme iniquity and perversity.. white as snow ;as wool. Snow and wool are substances that are naturally white, and therefore portray what is clean, the blood-guilt (v 15) having been removed. Forgiveness is not unconditional. It comes through repentance as v 19 indicates.]
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+1%3A16-23&version=NASB

Israel In Isaiah, 1:24-31, 760 BC. V26 “After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city.

Note. V27  Zion will be redeemed with justice.” Ryrie note. These prophecies will be fulfilled in the millennial kingdom.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+1%3A23-31&version=NASB  

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