Jottings – The Kernel of Every National Problem is How People Relate to God

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Commenting on Isaiah 1:10-20

 

Isaiah turns now to the religious life of the nation. The placing of this topic between his review of national fortunes (2–9) and social conditions (21–23) is significant. The kernel of every national problem is how people relate to God. They cannot be right anywhere if they are wrong here.

 

J. Alec Motyer, Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, Vol. 20. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 51.

 

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Jottings – His Holiness

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Speaking of Isaiah 6:3 – “His holiness is… His unapproachable and unique moral majesty before which sinful humankind instinctively quakes (Judges 6:22; 13:22). Secondly, just as holiness is the ‘whole truth’ about God himself, so it is the ‘whole truth’ about His immanence in creation: the whole earth is full of his glory. Holiness is the Lord’s hidden glory; glory is the Lord’s omnipresent holiness.”

J. Alec Motyer, Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, Vol. 20. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 81.

 

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