The Book of Isaiah was written by the Prophet Isaiah who lived approximately 700 BC. The name “Isaiah” means the “salvation of Jehovah”. One of the pastors at church said simply “Its all about Jesus!” It is filled with rich imagery and powerful language.
Isaiah foretells of the birth of Christ, His suffering and crucifixion for our sins, and the redemption of the Lord’s people. In the Scripture of Isaiah, the personal relationship of the Lord is revealed simply and profoundly. “Do not be afraid, you belong to the Lord.”
Previously, I have written about my encounter with Isaiah 53. The Book of Isaiah remains a cherished book and I find myself returning to it time and again. It is filled with verses for study and reflection, with verses to write down and save. But don’t let me be the one to tell you of its treasures. If you are not familiar with this book, I urge you to spend some time today with Isaiah and discover for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. – Isaiah 43:1-2 (KJV)
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. – Isaiah 60:1 (KJV)
This article in part of a “40-Day Prayer Vigil” series. A complete list of posts can be found here.