“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 30, “Woe To The Obstinate Nation,” III

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christian cross: Illustration of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. A bleeding heart with flames, pierced by a lance wound with crown of thorns and cross. Illustration

“Hosanna,” Israel Houghton

“Woe To The Obstinate Nation,” lll, Isaiah 30:19) For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem:  thou shalt weep no more:  He Will Be Very Gracious Unto Thee At The Voice Of Thy cry; When He Shall Hear It, He Will Answer Thee.  20) And Though The Lord Give you The Bread Of Adversity, and The Water Of Affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:  21) And thine ears shall hear A Word behind thee, saying, This Is The Way, Walk Ye In It, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.  2 Kings 22:2.  22) Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold:  thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.  2 Chronicles 31:1; Isaiah 2:20.  23) Then Shall He Give The Rain Thy Seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous:  In That Day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.  Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 4:8.  24) The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear (work) the ground shall eat clean provender (food), which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.  25) And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in The Day Of The Great Slaughter, when the towers fall.  26) Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, In The Day That The Lord Bindeth Up The Breach Of His People, And Healeth The Stroke Of Their Wound.  Zechariah 2:5; Revelation 21:23.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v19, You shall weep no more:  A similar Promise is given in 25:8.  v20, bread of adversity:  The Lord Was Giving The Israelites Meager Rations As Though They Were In Prison (1 Kings 22:27).  But after Judgment The Lord Would Provide Salvation:  Israel’s eyes would see (29:24).  v21, The people had been living in such a way that they were oblivious to their Spiritual teachers (v. 20); now they would be taught by The Spirit Of The Living God.  v22, Defile means “to desecrate by destruction.”   Unclean thing means to soil by menstruation.  v23, 24, The promises that part of The Original Mosaic Covenant were in force again.  v25, 26 On Every High Mountain … Light Of The Sun Will Be Sevenfold:  These phrases emphasize The Magnitude Of The Coming Salvation.  When the towers fall is associated with the collapse of human pride (2:12-17).

Quest Study Bible – v26,  “How will the sun be seven times brighter?”  Perhaps in the sense that the entire universe will take part in God’s New Reign, And That Everything Good For God’s People Will Be Magnified.  (Seven was considered a picture of completion or perfection.)  This symbolism of a Brighter Sun stands in contrast to when the sun and moon were ashamed While God Executed Judgment On The World (24:23).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v19-26, God’s People Will Soon Arrive At The Zion Above, And Then They Will Weep No More For Ever.  Even Now They Will Have More Comfort As Well As Happiness, If They Were More Consistent In Prayer.  A Famine Of Bread Is Not So Great A Judgment As A Famine Of The Word Of God.  There are right-hand  and left-hand errors, The Tempter Is Busy Courting Us Into By-Paths.  It Is Well If, By The Counsels Of A Faithful Minister Or Friend, Or The Checks Of Conscience, And The Striving’s Of God The Spirit, We Are Set Right When Doubting, And Prevented From Going Wrong.  To All True Penitents (Those Who Repent) Sin Becomes Very Hateful.  This Is Shown Daily In The Conversion Of Souls, By The Power Of Divine Grace, To The Fear And Love Of God.  Abundant Means Of Grace, With The Influences Of The Holy Spirit, Would Be extended To Places Destitute Of them.  The effect of This should be Comfort and Joy To The People Of God.  Light, That Is, Knowledge, Shall Increase.  This Is The Light Which The Gospel Brought Into The World, And Which Proclaims Healing To The Broken-Hearted.  


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