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 …

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 …

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