tired or weary” (vv. 28). Similar to Genesis 1, the text of Isaiah 40 uses ‘create’ a number of times. Isaiah reflects God as the Creator, but also as the Lord and King, powerful and strong, who protects His creation, and who gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak (vs. 29). Wilkinson says that Isaiah 40 is written to people who felt God betrayed them and question if they can trust God again (195).
Therefore, God instructs the people of Israel through Moses of his holiness and what is required of them to enjoy his fellowship. In doing so, the terms holy, clean unclean and Day of Atonement are of utmost importance to understand as a follower of Jesus today. First of all, ‘holy’ starts with God, is of God and he alone is the
After their warning, they are told “all of Israel will hear and be afraid” (verse 10). A piece that plays into “warning” is “commanding”; God warns the Israelites by commanding them. The text commands the Israelites as He says, “obey the voice of the Lord” (18). The voice of the Lord commands the Israelites to kill anyone who tells the Israelites to go and worship other gods. The text is “explaining” what it means to love God; it states one needs to follow, fear, obey, and serve God, as well as keep His commandments.
Lamentations Sermon - Jeremiah is the author o In the Book of Jeremiah, he warns of the coming judgement on Jerusalem o Lamentations is Jeremiah identifying with the people in their sin and in their captivity now since they did not listen to the voice of God through Him before Lamentations 3v40-42, “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! 41 Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven: 42 “We have transgressed and rebelled, and you have not forgiven.” • The biggest lesson is how to understand suffering - 1) God is Sovereign o God was the one behind everything that was happening 2:1-8, “How the Lord in his anger has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud! He has cast down from heaven to earth the splendor of Israel;
How should you respond to unjust criticism and ridicule? How should you live a holy life when others persecute you? The term “gentleness” is often used in the Bible in the context of persecution and opposition. For example, Paul appeals to the “gentleness of Christ” in 2 Corinthians 10:1 as the reason for his own gentleness in his dealing with the false teachers who slandered him. In a society hostile to the Christian faith and values, Christians are called to respond with gentleness.
Christianity, and the Jews are looked upon as having the same roots, which is true. Being in any way connected with the Jewish faith is all it takes for a lot of heathen rulers to become belligerent toward the church! It was well-known that the Jews were of the seed Abraham, and that by their own law, they were to never have a king over them, and certainly not a king who was of a heathen nation, and a stranger in the Land of Israel. It was because of the Jew’s adherence to this law that they resisted the government led by Romans. They had to pay tribute to Caesar, but they didn’t have to like it; and they resisted it every step of the
The author wants to establish from the outset the superiority of the revelation in Christ, and the completion of man 's reconciliation with God. In the past, God spoke through the Words of the prophets, through the patriarchs, through signs and punishment, and through angels. But now He speaks through the words, life, death, and resurrection of his Son. Hebrews 1:1-3 - God, who gave our forefathers (of the Jewish nation) many different glimpses of the truth in the words of the prophets, has now, at the end of the present age, given us the truth in the Son (Jesus Christ). Through the Son God made the whole universe, and to the Son he has ordained that all creation shall ultimately belong.
When he said, "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself guilty of treason towards my own country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings” (9). He is saying that this is what he entails to achieve for his God. Trying to grant the audience a diverse viewpoint, rather than discrediting their own. During his speech, Henry made biblical references such as, “Different men often see the same subject in different lights" (2). The word light was used by Henry, to show again that his views are like gods, and he is not against them.
______________________________________________________ Had Israel remained faithful in keeping the terms of this covenant as God wished, she would have succeeded in fulfilling her moral mission of leading all the nations of the world into worship to the One Creator God! ______________________________________________________ Unfortunately, Israel went a whoremongering after false gods, broke God’s covenant and desecrated His sacred statutes. But because of the unconditional nature of this covenant, which the Apostle Paul paraphrased in this manner, “God’s gifts – which speaks of covenant promises and; His calling – which speaks of the national election of Israel - are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). The Apostle Paul who was given to understand the mystery of Israel, revealed it
The coming of Christ had a purpose, namely to serve the Lord and carry on his work. Similarly, we get the prophecy of Christ works as a priest (Psalms 110:4; Hebrew 5:6,10). Similarly, the Messianic Psalms included a prediction of the rejection of Christ. Christ was rejected by the Jews just as it was written in Psalms 118:22-23; Matthew 21:42; Mk. 12:10-11: “The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner”.
After conquering the people, God warned the Israelites to be mindful in their well doing, that they dare turn to other gods, that would ignite His anger upon them (Deuteronomy 31;16-18). ‘Joshua is the book of Israel’s holy war. It describes how the Israelites took possession of Canaan as fulfillment of the promise that God had given centuries before to the patriarchs Abrahams, Isaac and Jacob. The name Joshua means “The Lord is Savior,” as he took hold of the leadership after Moses’s death. The book of Joshua is part of the primary history of the Hebrew Bible narrating the history of Israel from the creations of the world until the Babylonian exile.