Audio from various Bible readings on Isaiah
I. What is the Government of God? – (Isaiah 3:10-11, Romans 13:3-4)
- “Say ye of the righteous that it shall be well [with him], for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him, because the desert of his hands shall be rendered unto him” (Isaiah 3:10-11).
- “…Practise [what is] good, and thou shalt have praise from it; for it is God’s minister to thee for good. But if thou practisest evil, fear…” (Romans 13:3-4).
II. The Glory Cloud and a Covering – (Isaiah 4:5-6)
“And Jehovah will create over every dwelling-place of mount Zion, and over its convocations, a cloud by day and a smoke, and the brightness of a flame of fire by night: for over all the glory shall be a covering. And there shall be a tabernacle for shade by day from the heat, and for a shelter and for a covert from storm and from rain.”
- The glory shall be a defense/covering/canopy.
- The glory cloud (shekinah) marked the presence in the midst of the God of Israel.
- There is the responsibility to keep clean that place where the glory of God is in the midst of His people, and which bears His name.
- A covering/defense: “And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, shall be unclean” (Numbers 19:15).
III. Self-Indulgence Precedes the Perversion of Moral Judgement – (Isaiah 5:11)
Self-Indulgence: “Woe unto them that, rising early in the morning, run after strong drink; that linger till twilight, till wine inflameth them!” (Isa. 5:11).
Lack of Righteous Judgment: “Woe unto them who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness” (Isa. 5:20).