1‐5 differ from chapters 6‐12 in the absence of any historical markers… This detachment of these oracles from the situations which first called them forth is deliberate. 4. We remember the birth of a special child -- the Son of God -- who is our hope and our salvation. The blessings attendant on walking in the light of the Lord. Thirdly, The most severe penal judgment of God, to be inflicted upon these men at an appointed time, is set forth from Isaiah 2:9 to Isaiah 2:8 of chap. II. Lord. Interpreters have had as little success solving the “Which came first?” question as folks have had with the proverbial chicken … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5" "Strike hands with the children of foreigners ..." This is a reference to business partnerships, marriages, and other types of fellowship with sinful and idolatrous nations. Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. Shall the Gentiles submit to God, and shall you refuse to acknowledge his authority? — — —]. 1905. 1983-1999. Isaiah 2‐5 BACKGROUND • “Chs. This light which shines from the Spirit of God, from the Bible, and from the enlightened conscience, reveals the existence of God, the spirituality of His nature, the purity of His character, and the devotion of which He is worthy. 5. MUTUAL PROGRESS. In English hot houses, for example, we have plenty of spice trees, those generous plants that yield cinnamon and cassia, the nutmeg and the clove; but although healthy and blossoming freely, they never mature their aromatic secretions. The religion of the Bible vivifies. But this state of things cannot last forever. Ephesians 1:13-14.] All this is not given us for vain glory; it is conferred that we might preach Christ and bring the world under His government. So let us all act. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. "The light of the Lord" streams upon us from His Word (Psa ). ].” We should embrace with all thankfulness the way of salvation revealed in the Gospel. He saw the sad present, and wept; he saw the bright future, and rejoiced; and then set to work with heart and tongue to arouse the nation, crying, “O house of Jacob,” etc. As this was to be their high destiny, he exhorts them to devote themselves to him, and to live to his honor. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, "Strike hands with the children of foreigners ...", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, All the days of sinful nature are dark night, in which there is no right discerning of spiritual things: some light there is, of reason, to direct natural and civil actions, but no daylight. The mean man refers to the lower class of society and the great man to the upper class. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". MANY prophecies there are which are not yet accomplished, especially among those which are to be fulfilled “in the last days.” The last days were understood even by the Jews themselves as relating to the days of the Messiah; and they comprehend all the time from his first advent in the flesh to the period when his kingdom shall be fully established upon earth. PROGRESS. If physical light hath such gentle strength, how much more hath spiritual. To “walk in the light of the Lord” is to walk in the calm contemplation of the final fulfilment of prophecy. Proverbs 6:23; Psalms 119:105; 2 Corinthians 4:4. (J. Parker, D. D.), Nations prosper as they walk in the light of the Lord, There is inscribed upon the pedestal of the statue of Samuel Morley, late M.P. Images stay with people — we can help them see the words of Isaiah this Advent. Isaiah presents himself to his contemporaries with this older prophecy of the exalted and world-wide calling of the people of Jehovah, holds it up before them as a mirror, and exclaims in Isaiah 2:5, “O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of Jehovah.” This exhortation is formed under the influence of the context, from which Isaiah 2:2-4 are taken, as we may see from Micah 4:5, and also of the quotation itself. Isaiah 2:2-5 The Big Picture in Isaiah 10/8/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction I felt this morning like I was on The Hulk roller coaster that shoots you forth and never slows up until you come to the end. 1870. 2. But for the sun we should know nothing of this world. The mention of "that day" (Isaiah 2:12) has been recognized for ages as, "The world's judgment day;"[10] but there were to be many typical fulfillments, much more immediately, each of them in turn being a type of that eternal and cataclysmic morning when Almighty God in righteous anger will at last terminate the rebellious race of Adam in the final judgment, when he will arise and cast evil out of his universe! "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Has so great a light been kindled in every part of the world, and shall you not be enlightened by it? Hence the prophecies relating to that period must have different degrees of accomplishment; being partly fulfilled in the first triumphs of the Gospel, but having a further and more entire accomplishment when all the kingdoms of the world shall become the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". Isaiah then bids them “walk in the light of the Lord”; for, as he goes on to show, God had forsaken His people on account of those sins which their prosperity had engendered. You “sow the wind, and you shall reap the whirlwind [Note: Hosea 8:7. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". ].” “the Sun of Righteousness [Note: Malachi 4:2. Exalted— Shall be placed and settled in a most conspicuous and glorious manner, being adv… And their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-2.html. b. The connection is-Since Israel's high destiny is to be a blessing to all nations (Genesis 12:3), let Israel's children walk worthy of it (Ephesians 5:8, "walk as children of light"). I. i. Isaiah 2:1-3 is repeated in Micah 4:1-3. Sons have I raised and reared, but they have rebelled against me! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/isaiah-2.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/isaiah-2.html. ],” and to “glory in nothing but the cross of Christ [Note: Galatians 6:14. THE SITUATION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD THUS DESCRIBED BY ISAIAH REMAINS ALMOST UNCHANGED TO THE PRESENT DAY. Commentary on Isaiah 2:10-22 (Read Isaiah 2:10-22 ) The taking of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans seems first meant here, when idolatry among the Jews was done away; but our thoughts are led forward to the destruction of all the enemies of Christ. 1. ].”], [You have found that God in Christ is “a fountain of life; and in his light you have seen light [Note: Psalms 36:9. Let us walk - Let us “live.” The word “walk” is often used to denote human life or conduct; compare Isaiah 2:3; Romans 6:4; Romans 8:1; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 6:16. 1865-1868. He will engage in this work “with his whole heart and with his whole soul [Note: Jeremiah 32:41];” so that it must be utterly our own fault if we be not as holy, and as happy, as our hearts can wish — — —], [Let us “walk with God,” as Enoch did; and “glory in him as the God of our salvation.” See what holy joy David found in communion with him [Note: Psalms 63:1-5 and Psalms 145:1-12 and Psalms 150.] Then there is also obligation specially induced by conviction of privilege. II. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Amplified: O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. THAT WE ORDER THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES ACCORDING TO HIS EXAMPLE AND THE GUIDANCE OF HIS WORD AND SPIRIT (Jeremiah 10:23). Isaiah 2:5, ESV: "O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD." BibliographyWesley, John. (W. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-2.html. ].” “The day-star has arisen [Note: 2 Peter 1:19. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". “The mountain of the Lord’s House,” that is, the Gospel Church, was established on the top of the mountains in the apostolic age, when it triumphed over heathen idolatry and Jewish superstition; and myriads of converts encouraged one another to serve and glorify their God: but we have not yet seen the time when “swords have been beaten into ploughshares, and spears into pruning-hooks, and nations have ceased to learn and practise the art of war.” That time however will come: and we should long, and labour to the utmost of our power, to hasten it forward. We start on a journey toward Bethlehem, where we meet the Christ-child. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. December 3, 1995 -- 1st Advent Isaiah 2:1-5 Today we celebrate first Advent. ), Dr. Charles Berry said, in the last pastoral letter he wrote, “There are some things--the best things--that can only be seen when the lights of life are turned low, and the light of God is left to shine alone.”, Clear and brilliant light often brings out exquisite colours, as happens among the Alps and also in the north frigid zone, where the humble little plants called lichens and mosses are in many cases dyed of the most brilliant hues, purple and gold predominating. a written copy of several Isaiah messages See note in The Jewish Study Bible, p. 787. He will be not only “our God,” but “a God unto us [Note: 1 Chronicles 17:24. God is light. 2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD'S house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow into it. ]” — — —], [Having the light, we should “believe in the light, that we may be the children of light [Note: John 12:35-36. There are the lights of science and philosophy; they beam out from the human mind, and are kindled by eager research and investigation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/isaiah-2.html. ), I. We should even now anticipate it; yea, we will anticipate it: “O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord!”, His truth now shines in its meridian splendour—, [“The darkness is indeed past; and the true light now shineth [Note: 1 John 2:8. Isaiah of old spake of the day of the Lord, which would surely overtake His people if they continued to follow their own inventions and to neglect God. In this way they augment their mental stores. .—The ideal of the future has been brought before Israel; but it is still far off, and the people must learn repentance, must themselves “walk in the light of the Lord,” before they can be as light-bearers to other nations. Isaiah 2:1-5 "The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. O house of Jacob. 1874-1909. Or so it seems. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/isaiah-2.html. The light of the Lord will never go down from the pure soul, but will only brighten through death into the perfect day.—By what light do we walk? Our cloudy skies shut us in from the full and direct radiance of the sunshine, and wanting this, heat alone will not avail. SYMPATHETIC FELLOW FEELING. — — — and shall we who live under a so much nobler dispensation experience less? And there is this idea suggested in this view of the phrase, “the light of the Lord,” that there is an inseparable connection between the truth of God and the favour of God. And if they had sufficient light who dwelt in the dim dawn of revelation, what shall be said of us who have the accumulated light of intervening centuries? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/isaiah-2.html. Isaiah 2:1-5 "The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. The mention of that day in Isaiah 2:11 seems to have set the tone for the third paragraph of this chapter. Go to. and an ass, * its master’s manger; ]” — — — “On the face of Moses there was a veil, that they who received the law should not see its full import: but if the Gospel be hid, it is from those only whom the god of this world hath blinded;” since “we may all with open (that is, unveiled) face behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord [Note: 2 Corinthians 3:13-18. (Scientific Illustrations and Symbols.). Isaiah 12:4 in part matches 1 Chronicles 16:8 and Psalm 105:1. 3. Isaiah 2:5 Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD (NASB: Lockman). Isaiah 2:5, NASB: "Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/isaiah-2.html. It does not come from the orb in the heavens. They do not indeed descend to every particular circumstance in which we can be placed; but they afford principles which are universally applicable, and which are quite sufficient for our direction when duly applied. The text occurs twice in the Bible-with minor variations-here in Isaiah and again in Micah 4:1-3. Or so it seems. [7] It is the Hebrew word [~'ililim], which has also been translated "nonentities." of "In the light of the Lord." BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Associate with the children of light. Isaiah 5:5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-2.html. The phrase is applicable to the whole body of Divine revelation, which may be viewed as the light of God, that breaks forth, as it were, from His countenance: His countenance, which is the emblem of His immaculate purity, as well as His infinite intelligence. The True Light cometh down from above, and is Divine in its origin. Isaiah 2:5. 1905-1909. The light — Take heed that you do not reject that light which is so clear that even the blind Gentiles will discern it. This lies behind the Saviour's prophecy of (1) the end of the world and (2) of the destruction of Jerusalem with one set of prophecies, the latter most certainly being a type of the former (Matthew 24). And as we enter this special season,… Taylor. (Calmet). Whatever others do, let us walk in the light of this peace. (Amplified Bible - … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/isaiah-2.html. Isaiah regularly includes verses that seem to summarize his main point. One master stroke of Paul’s pen gives the secret of the sins of Rome in his day--“their foolish heart was darkened. December 3, 1995 -- 1st Advent Isaiah 2:1-5 Today we celebrate first Advent. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Isaiah 12:2-5. Furthermore, there is no need to doubt that, as time progresses, God will further execute his judgments upon excessively wicked and rebellious cultures until, at last, when the cup of human iniquity is full, there will fall upon wretched humanity the terminal judgment of Zephaniah 1:1-3, in which prophecy God said, "I will wipe this Adam off the face of the earth.". The summons, “Come, let us walk,” is the echo of Isaiah 2:3, “Come, let us go;” and as Hitzig observes, “Isaiah endeavours, like Paul in Romans 11:14, to stir up his countrymen to a noble jealousy, by setting before them the example of the heathen.” The “light of Jehovah” ( 'or Jehovah , in which the echo of v'yorenu in Isaiah 2:3 is hardly accidental; cf., Proverbs 6:23) is the knowledge of Jehovah Himself, as furnished by means of positive revelation, His manifested love. Isa . Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary. i. Isaiah 2:1-3 is repeated in Micah 4:1-3. In the light of the Lord - The sense of this is: Let us obey the commandments of Yahweh; or, as the Chaldee expresses it, ‹Let us walk in the doctrine of the law of the Lord.‘ The idea may be thus expressed: ‹Let us not walk in the darkness and error of sin and idolatry, but in the light or instruction which God sheds upon us by his law. The precise meaning of the final word is uncertain. O house of Jacob, come ye — Since the Gentiles will be thus ready and resolved to seek and serve the Lord, and to excite one another so to do, let this oblige and provoke you, O ye Israelites, to join with, or rather to go before them in this good work. We will try to slow down a bit this evening, keeping with the book of Isaiah. The soul that never takes moral exercise, that never gets out into the broad acres of truth, and that never climbs the great mountains of God, will ever be sickly. Till the sun rise it is night still, for all the stars, and the moon to help them.—Leighton, 1611-1684. 2. for Bristol, this sentence, quoted from a speech of his, that tallies with the experience of every country, ancient or modern: “I believe that the power of England is to be reckoned, not by her wealth or armies, but the purity and virtue of the great mass of her population.” (F. The moral walk of the soul is often perilous. parallels between isaiah 2:5-22 and the neo-assyrian campaigns The characterization of God's actions in this passage contains five elements not found in other "day of the Lord" passages. We enjoy a large measure of worldly prosperity. II. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". (Bp. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". (Sunday School Chronicle. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. It is a wonderful truth that confounds our understanding and belies the credibility of man.. that God in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ should come to earth and die on the cross to pay the price for our sins. They were indeed enjoying in the reign of Uzziah a season of secular prosperity, but they were far from being “established in the top of the mountains”; they were surrounded by watchful foes, and certainly there were no signs of the long foretold reign of peace. We remember the birth of a special child -- the Son of God -- who is our hope and our salvation. We will try to slow down a bit this evening, keeping with the book of Isaiah. He will use his influence to induce others to walk in the light with him. BibliographyGill, John. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. The religious idea is the very breath of humanity,--its life, soul, conscience, and manifestation. It must go forth to meet the Eternal. 4. ), To “walk in the light of the Lord” implies--. As indicative of a cordial reception of His truth. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 2:5". BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Isaiah 4:2. (Homilist. Isaiah then referred to the fact that there would be a "day" when only Jehovah would be exalted. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. God presents himself to us in the Gospel under the endearing relations of a Father and a Friend, to whom we may carry every want, every trial, every difficulty; and from whom we may expect a supply according to our need. If the “house of Jacob” were ignorant of the character of God, this was their own fault, for God had revealed Himself in manifold and marvellous ways. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". 1854-1889. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". The Biblical Illustrator. The effect of the light is so great that in time the disease is arrested and the skin becomes healthy and natural. 5. “Let us walk in the light of the Lord.” The light is the place for safety. THIS IS ISAIAH’S INVITATION TO HIS COUNTRYMEN TO REPENT. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. The use of the term Jacob instead of Israel is not indeed altogether strange to Isaiah (Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 10:20-21; Isaiah 29:23), but he prefers the use of Israel (compare Isaiah 1:24 with Genesis 49:24).With the words “O house of Jacob” he now turns to his people, whom so glorious a future awaits, because Jehovah has made it the scene of His manifested presence and grace, and summons it to walk in the light of such a God, to whom all nations will press at the end of the days. The elements have distinct and specific parallels to phrases that are ubiquitous in the royal inscriptions' descriptions of Neo-Assyrian campaigns. 5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east. (G. It animates and restores the weary, the dying! This is, therefore, not only an exceedingly vehement exhortation, but also a heavy and sharp complaint. The moral sensibilities with which it is gifted, the laws under which it is placed, the influences to which it is subject, and the prospects that are stretched out before the soul, render moral progress a necessity of being. [Isaiah 5:7] Thou that art "called a Jew, and makest thy boast of God." Let us treasure up in our minds the most exalted precepts, and “hide God’s word in our hearts, that we may not sin against him;” for “then shall we not be ashamed, when we have respect unto all God’s commandments” — — —]. All nations will river toward it, people from all over set out for it. 3: Fourthly, this judgment of God is explained and justified, chap. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". 2:6 Indeed, O Lord, 3 you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. BibliographyTrapp, John. Interpreters have had as little success solving the “Which came first?” question as folks have had with the proverbial chicken … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5" This light is Divine in its origin. Therefore it was that this prophecy was not fulfilled to them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/isaiah-2.html. Kidner also commented on this, saying that, "The word is a favorite of Isaiah, perhaps because it is identical with the word worthless. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/shh/isaiah-2.html. 2 * Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth,. Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. A yet greater and more terrible day of the Lord is at hand. Those who are inactive are always physically weak. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/isaiah-2.html. He teaches us what we should do, and let us obey him.‘ “Light” is often, in the Scriptures, thus put for instruction, or teaching; compare the note at Matthew 4:16; note at John 1:4; also, note at Ephesians 5:8. “The prophet,” says Lowth, “addresses himself to those Jews of later times, that should live when the glad tidings of the gospel should be published; and … This paragraph, despite its being addressed to the "House of Jacob" with an appeal for them to walk in the ways of Jehovah, is principally devoted to a recital of wretched apostasy into which the whole nation of Israel had fallen. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/phc/isaiah-2.html. O house of Jacob, &c.— The second part of this discourse contains an exhortation to the people to repent, with a complaint of their corrupt state, and a denunciation of the divine judgment: In which we have, first, a transition from one scene to the other, Isaiah 2:5. 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