Recently, after looking for Bible studies to strengthen my relationship with God, I found 71 Days in Isaiah, a study takes you through the book of Isaiah in sections that aren’t intimidating. I started on Friday, and I have learned so much already! (Click on the link above to start your study.) In this series, I am going to do follow the study and give my own little commentaries on the book of Isaiah. So, pull out your Bible and let’s get started!
Day One: Isaiah 1:1-9
Read the passage in your preferred version.
In verses 3-5, we see that the nation of Israel, as a whole, is evil. It has forgotten the Lord and has left Him behind for worldly pleasures. Does this sound familiar? It seems to me that our own country is doing this. Laws are being put in place that limit our Christian freedoms and liberties. We see the violence that ensues within our country regularly. We beg for change, but yet nothing happens.
In verses six and seven, we see that the violence is compared to open wounds that are not being treated correctly. The cities of Israel are on fire and violence is rampant. Today, we have seen this with the rioters in Baltimore a couple of years back and have had similar, yet smaller, instances since. In my mind, with the continuing violence of today, I imagine the wounds are starting to be infected. Again, we cry for change, but it doesn’t come. Why?
Nothing changes because we do not do anything to change these things. We only say that things should change, and do not change them ourselves. I believe that we, as Christians, can help reverse the effects by speaking up and doing. We need to spread God’s love to the unlovely and we need to show kindness to one another. We need to give our neighbors respect and help them when they are in need. We need to share our faith. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35, KJV. So let’s step up to the plate, and show God’s love.