Read Isaiah 5:1
God's judgment upon sinners; Isaiah's vision of God's holiness; his message for King Ahaz; Christ's birth and Kingdom foretold
The prophet Isaiah foretold the judgment of God against the
Ahaz, king of
The prophet Isaiah received another glorious revelation of the eternal King of kings of whom he foretold: To us a Child (Jesus Christ) is born, to us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). We recognize the fulfillment of that prophecy in Jesus, who was born of the virgin and later crucified, providing eternal life to all believers by dying on the cross for our sins and by His triumph over death. Not only was His first advent declared, but also His second. We can rejoice as we look forward to the time when He will reign in righteousness on earth as the most Wonderful Counselor.
As Immanuel, God with us in the form of the Son of the virgin (Isaiah 7:14). Other prophecies concerning Jesus Christ are found in Isaiah 8:14; 9:2. Isaiah reveals that a Child shall be born; a Son shall be given (crucifixion); and the government shall be upon His shoulder (His Second Coming) (9:6-7). The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God (I Thessalonians 4:16).
5:1 vineyard = the Israelites; 5:5 go to = listen to Me; 5:23 reward = bribes; 7:16 abhorrest = hate, despise; 8:21 hardly bestead = sorely distressed, hard pressed; 9:9 stoutness = arrogance.
Pray for Staff: Benjamin Wallace · Government Official: Sec. John Snow (Department of the Treasury) · Country: India (1 billion) in southern Asia · Major languages: Hindi and English · Religious freedom, but increasing harassment and persecution of Christians by religious radicals · 78% Hindu; 12% Muslim; 2% Protestant; 2% Roman Catholic; 2% Sikhs · Prayer Suggestion: Thank God for the spiritual rest that is in Him (Hebrews 4:9-10).
Memory Verse for the Week: 1 Thessalonians 4:18