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'Isaiah' Tagged Posts

God’s Will Be Done

“Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed… For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, […]

Norms

“He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms” – Isaiah 40:11 Walter Bruggemann wrote about Jesus’ time (and all times, I think), “the one unpermitted quality of relation was compassion. Empires are never built or maintained on the basis of compassion. The norms of law (social control) […]

The Iniquity of Us All

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6 I think, for me, the most difficult part of Lent, and especially this last part of Lent as I approach Holy Week, is coming to […]

Milk Without Price?

“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” – Isaiah 55:1 These words sound pretty good, don’t they? This promise sounds like the kind of promise a modern politician might be able to use to […]