Monday, February 23, 2009

Meet Divine Expectations, Isaiah 5:1-14

This week we start a new series of lessons from Isaiah. Based on Isaiah 5:1-14, the first, “Meet Divine Expectations,” aims to help Christians live up to God’s expectations. To help get the point, Leroy Fenton’s comments on the lesson begins by asking what if Isaiah was the pastor of your church right now? How would you respond to his sermons?

I would summarize Chapter 5 as the parable of the tenants (Mark 12:1-12) with six woes against evildoers that illustrates the justice a holy God demands. Pretty sobering stuff, and having just studied the coming of the Lord in the Thessalonian letters, I wondered about Israel’s expected future (Jer. 31:35-37, Romans 11:25-26, Zech 12:10-13:1).

Note: We last studied Isaiah in March-May of 2006 (see previous blog posts starting Feb 27, 2006 by successively clicking on Newer Post in the lower left corner).

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