Reading the Prophets
A New Commentary on Isaiah 66
I had walked in on a family argument. They were shouting at each other with words of accusation and blame. I overheard at least four groups involved in the battle; the Lord, the prophet who speaks for the Lord, and the people who are divided into two different factions. Their argument continued:
Hear the word of the Lord,
you who tremble at his word;
‘Your own people who hate you,
and exclude you because of my name…
Why should I read on? I turn to the Bible for inspiration and encouragement. If I want an argument I go to the headline news or social media who are always eager to oblige. But as I turn to the next page of the Biblical book of Isaiah, a memory pops into my mind of an argument of my own many years ago.