Inscribed on the Palms of God (Isaiah 49:16)

In Isaiah 49:16 The Lord (Yahweh) says the following to Zion to show that he will not forget her: See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me (NIV). The word for "engrave" here means inscribe, write, or even carve into. It's the same word used in… Continue reading Inscribed on the Palms of God (Isaiah 49:16)

Light, Peace, Hope, and a King! (Smith)

  After studying and working through Isaiah 9:2-7, I appreciate how Gary Smith summarizes these verses in the "theological implications" section of his commentary.  FYI these verses in Isaiah 9 talk about a "shadow-of-death" kind of darkness that God shines his light into, which brings joy, victory, and peace.  This prophecy also speaks about a… Continue reading Light, Peace, Hope, and a King! (Smith)