Obsessed with Isaiah

23 Dec
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Look at the detail God has put in our world.

Almost 9 months ago, I taught a ladies’ Bible study where I mis-taught Isaiah 28:13:

Therefore the word of the Lord to them will be [merely monotonous repetitions]:
“Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
Rule upon rule, rule upon rule,
Here a little, there a little.”
That they may go and stumble backward, and be broken, ensnared, and taken captive.

The mis-teaching isn’t so important in this context, but my nine-month obsession with Isaiah began at that moment.  And I began to study the book of Isaiah according to Isaiah 28:10:

“For He says,
‘Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
Rule upon rule, rule upon rule,
Here a little, there a little.’”

The Amplified neatly catches the difference between the two verses.  In verse 10, the drunkards were mocking Isaiah’s instructions with the Hebrew version of “Blah, blah, blah.”

In verse 13, Isaiah responds that the drunkards will never enter into true rest because the scoffers mocked with frivolous contempt what is good and upright–the precepts of God.

do want to enter into rest and repose and so began my word-by-word study of Isaiah.  I will begin sharing some of the riches with you soon, but let me say that God’s Word never disappoints.  It is a marvel that fills and fulfills; gives rest and repose, when one is willing to listen.

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