The LORD pronounces woe on Israel. The nation will be destroyed because she has strayed from God and broken her covenant promise. Now the covenant provisions for breaking her promise will be enforced.
The LORD describes Israel’s ignorance and vulnerability due to her pride. The nation has become like a senseless dove, flitting back and forth between trusting in Assyria and Egypt rather than turning to God, and trusting in Him.
The LORD gives the reasons why the Israelites are insensitive to His call. They have plunged so deep into depravity that their evil deeds encircle them. Their lust for evil is like fire in an oven, which awaits the opportune moment to burst forth.
This is the first of Isaiah’s four “Servant Songs” prophesying about the Messiah to come, and emphasizing that the coming Messiah will not only be a king, but also a servant. The song declares that the LORD’s Servant will be commissioned by God to bring forth justice to the nations. It also says that as He accomplishes His mission, He will not be boastful or quarrelsome. The LORD’s Servant will be extremely gentle and kind.
This is the first of Isaiah’s four “Servant Songs” prophesying about the Messiah to come. It emphasizes that the coming Messiah will not only be a king, but also a servant. The song begins with a declaration that the LORD’s Servant will be commissioned by God and will have His Spirit upon Him.
Proverbs 6:30-35 explains how the repercussions of betrayal are severe.
Flirting with temptation is dangerous. Sin has consequences that cannot be avoided. Submitting to wickedness interrupts a productive life.
The commands of God and the teachings of those who follow Him illuminate our path. They lead to discernment, peace, and fellowship.
The practical ramifications of wickedness run counter to God, His design for the world, and what is best for each human life.
Solomon illustrates the characteristics of a wicked person and the result.