“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 5, “The Song of the Vineyard”

Christian Living

“Let Praises Rise,” Trey McLaughlin

Prophecy – A Message or Prediction (What Will Happen In The Future)  From God

Prophesy – To Foretell, Expound, And Interpret The Message From God

Prophet/Prophetess – God’s Spokesman (or, person), Divinely Called Minister  

Prophetic – To Speak From God’s Perspective of what will Happen In The Future 

Dross – Scum Skimmed From The Surface of Silver 

Idolatry – Worship Of/To Any Created Object or Person Instead of The True Creator, God.

“The Song of the Vineyard,” Isaiah 5:1) Now Will I Sing To My Wellbeloved a song of My beloved touching his vineyard, My Wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:  Psalm 80:8.  2) And He Fenced it, And Gathered Out The Stones Thereof, and Planted it With The Choicest Vine,  and Built A Tower In The Midst of it, and Also Made A Winepress  Therein:  and He Looked That it Should Bring Forth Grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.  3) And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, Judge, I pray you, Betwixt Me and My vineyard.  Romans 3:4.  4) What could have been done more to My vineyard, that I Have Not Done In it?  wherefore, When I Looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?  5) And now go to; I Will Tell you what I Will Do to My vineyard”  I Will Take Away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:  6) And I Will lay it waste:  it shall not be pruned, nor digged;  but there shall come up briers and thorns:  I Will Also Command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.  7) For the vineyard of The Lord Of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant:  and He Looked For Judgment, but Behold Oppression; for Righteousness, but Behold a cry.

Quest Study Bible – “Why the sudden shift to a love song?” v1, Isaiah was moving from a hope of a future time (4:2-6) to the painful reality of the moment.  In this poetic shift, The Emotions Of God—Especially His Feelings of Pain And Longing—are dramatically highlighted.  Also see “Why the dramatic change of tone?” (2:6).

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1-3, Judah is like a vineyard that has every advantage.  Its failure to produce Justifies God’s Judgment (1:2, 3).  Well-Beloved … My beloved: Isaiah speaks Of The Lord in Endearing Terms.  The term wild grapes means “stinking things” (v. 4).  My vineyard:  The pronoun indicates God’s Love And Pride Over His Possession—the nation of Israel.  v4, What more could have been done:  When it comes to the failed relationship between God and His people, the blame falls solely on the people.  The Lord Did Everything He Could–From Instructing His People to giving them The Promised Land.  v5, Please Let Me Tell you may be translated more forcefully as “Now I Will tell you.”  God Was Warning His people.  v6, Briers and thorns symbolize the anarchy that will overtake the land during the Exile.  clouds:  God Would Command the clouds to withhold the rain because the people were rebellious.  v7, Justice … Oppression:  These words have similar sounds in Hebrew.  Choosing similar sounding words is a technique of Hebrew poetry.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – Christ Is God’s Beloved Son, And Our Beloved Saviour.  The Care Of The Lord Over The Church of Israel, is described as The Management of a Vineyard.  The advantages of our situation will be brought into the account of Another Day.  He Planted It With The Choicest Vines, Gave Them A Most Excellent law, and Instituted Proper Ordinances.  The Temple Was A Tower, Where God Gave Tokens Of His Presence.  He Set Up His Altar, To Which The Sacrifices Should Be Brought, All The Means Of Grace Are Denoted (Indicated) Thereby.  God Expects Fruit from those that Enjoy Privileges.  Good Purposes, and Good Beginnings Are Great Things, But Not Enough; There Must Be Fruit; Thoughts and Affections, Words and Actions, Agreeable To The Spirit.  It (The Vineyard) brought forth bad fruit.  Wild grapes, are the fruits of the corrupt nature.  Where Grace Does Not Work, corruption will.  But the wickedness of those that profess religion, and enjoy the means of Grace, must be upon the sinners themselves.  They shall no longer be a peculiar people.  When errors and vice go without check or control, the vineyard is unpruned; then it will soon be grown over with thorns.  This is often shown in The Departure Of God’s Spirit from those who have long Strove Against Him, and The Removal Of His Gospel from places which have long been a Reproach to It (The Gospel).  The Explanation Is Given.  It is sad with a soul, when, Instead of The Grapes of Humility, Meekness, Love, Patience, and Contempt Of The World, For Which God Looks, there are the wild grapes of pride, passion, discontent, and malice, and contempt Of God; Instead Of The Grapes Of Praying and Praising, the wild grapes of cursing and swearing.  Let Us Bring Forth Fruit With Patience; That In The End We May Obtain Everlasting Life.  Amen.

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