This book represents the vision (ḥazon) that Isaiah had about Judah and Jerusalem during the reigns of four kings who ruled between 767 and 686 B.C., so the vision was not the event of a night but of years, various separate revelations combining to form the vision of … O shew them that “you need neither the sun to lighten you by day, nor the moon by night, since the Lord has been a light unto you, and your God your glory [Note: Isaiah 60:19. Browse Sermons on Isaiah 12:2-5. PROGRESS. 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. 5. It is not the light of the finite, but of the Infinite. My friend had a vineyard. It is perennial and pure. THAT WE ORDER THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES ACCORDING TO HIS EXAMPLE AND THE GUIDANCE OF HIS WORD AND SPIRIT (Jeremiah 10:23). 2 * Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth,. come ye. Our cloudy skies shut us in from the full and direct radiance of the sunshine, and wanting this, heat alone will not avail. Men walk in these lights, and vainly imagine that they have found the sun of the soul. English Translation of the Greek (): And now, O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.. Amplified: O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. The way of the wicked,” says Solomon, “is as darkness.”, I. 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. Isaiah 2:5, ESV: "O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD." Isaiah 4:2. Isaiah 2:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Isaiah 2:6, NIV: "You, LORD, have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob.They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagan customs." They are mistaken. ].” You therefore are “children of the light and of the day.” But if you are so highly distinguished in your character, think how distinguished you should also be in our conduct [Note: Ephesians 5:8. “The light of the Lord.” God is the only source of light, but He is an all-efficient source. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. And so in the walk of the soul. It does not come from the orb in the heavens. (Scientific Illustrations and Symbols.). It is bright. There is personal salvation, for instance, diffused to the very greatest possible extent. Get into the light. Till the sun rise it is night still, for all the stars, and the moon to help them.—, None but the true God can discover[make known] what the true worship of God is. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 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. The soul can walk in no better radiance. BibliographyKeil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. 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. We start on a journey toward Bethlehem, where we meet the Christ-child. The Lord’s Future ReignThis is a vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s housewill be the highest of all—the mo 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. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. I. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-2.html. (A. K. Cherril, M. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/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. its eye is dimmed by sin, and is but seldom open to the light of heaven. 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? That is, in the law of the Lord (for Lex est Lux, Law is light, Proverbs 6:23) and not by the sparks of our own tinder boxes, [Isaiah 50:11] not by the rush candle of philosophical prescriptions. God is light. We have THE ONE REMEDY DECLARED. Isaiah 12:4 in part matches 1 Chronicles 16:8 and Psalm 105:1. 1801-1803. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Isaiah 12:2-5. Isaiah 2:5. Isaiah 2:5-6 Context. Come ye; seeing the Gentiles are thus ready and resolved to go to the Lord’s house, let this oblige and provoke you, O ye Israelites, to go with them, or before them. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". It has to pass through the dark mystery of truth, to traverse the windings of intricate problems, and to find its way, through perplexing circumstances, to the throne of God. 1865-1868. Whatever others do, let us walk in the light of this peace. Proud member ].”], [You have found that God in Christ is “a fountain of life; and in his light you have seen light [Note: Psalms 36:9. 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. [7] It is the Hebrew word [~'ililim], which has also been translated "nonentities." And the soul gains knowledge, strengthens its capabilities, and deepens its experience, by walking forth into the great moral universe in which it lives. Shall so many waters flow, and will you not drink? There is, therefore, an implied comparison, as if he had said, “Lo, the Gentiles flow together to Mount Zion, and every one exhorts and urges on his neighbor; they submit to receive instruction from God, and to be reproved by him and why do you, O Israelites, you who are the inheritance of God, why do you draw back? This is a prophecy of … 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. Let us "walk in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost." Go to. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". 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. And we will walk in the light of the Lord When he adds we will walk, he means that the light is placed before their feet, but that they disregard it by shutting their eyes, and even extinguish it as far as lies in their power; and yet its brightness draws to it distant nations. 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. 1854-1889. There was nothing in the Jewish Church which bore any comparison to the gift of religious truth to that nation. The Church still continues beset with foes, unable to stem the rising tide of rationalism and unbelief; and certainly these are no signs of the long-foretold reign of peace. The prophet commences by quoting (Isaiah 2:2-4) what is probably an ancient prediction, quoted also by Micah (Micah 4:1-3). BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. a 3 An ox knows its owner,. 1905-1909. "Commentary on Isaiah 2:5". UNFAILING PROVISION. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/isaiah-2.html. The eyes of all are upon you: they will look particularly to see whether religion is such a source of happiness as you profess. This is either an exhortation of the prophet to the men of his generation, to attend to the light of the law, which the Lord had given them, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi; or rather, as the Targum and Jarchi suggest, an exhortation of the nations to the people of Israel, and are indeed the words of the converted Gentiles to the people of the Jews, being concerned for their conversion and spiritual welfare, as will appear in the latter day; when they will not only encourage one another to go up to the house of the Lord, as in the preceding verses, but will be very solicitous that the Jews, the posterity of Jacob, share with them in all that light and glory that shall be risen upon Zion; as follows: come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord; meaning either Christ, in whom the light of the knowledge of the glory of God is given, and the glory of all the perfections of the divine nature is displayed; who is that light that dwells with the Lord, was sent forth by him, and came into this world as the light of it, and is given for a light to the Gentiles, as well as the glory of the people of Israel; and who is the author of all light; of corporeal light, in the first creation; of the sun, moon, and stars; of the light of nature in every man; of the light of the Gospel of the grace of God; of the spiritual light of grace in the hearts of his people; and of the light of eternal glory: or else the Gospel is intended, called the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, 2 Corinthians 4:4 by which some are only notionally enlightened, and some spiritually and savingly, when it is attended with the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ: or rather, the light of the latter day glory, which includes the other two; when Christ and his Gospel will be more clearly revealed and seen, not only by the watchmen, who will see eye to eye, but by all the saints; when the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun sevenfold as the light of seven days, and the whole earth shall be lightened with its glory, Isaiah 30:26 and to "walk" in this light, as it respects Christ, is to walk by faith in him, to go on in believing views of him, and to walk in imitation of him, and as he directs; and as it respects the Gospel, it is to embrace it, profess it, hold it fast, and hold it forth; and to walk as that prescribes and guides, and as becomes it; and to walk as children of the light, wisely and circumspectly; worthy of the calling of God, of the grace he calls by, and the kingdom he calls to: and to walk in the light of the latter day glory is to enjoy it, and share in all the blessings of it, with perseverance therein, through the grace of God; and such walking is pleasant and comfortable; such shall have the communion of God and Christ, and fellowship one with another, and at last enjoy the light of life. ].” And, as it is eminently characteristic of Gospel times to encourage one another in the ways of God, see that you do so, “speaking one with another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts unto the Lord.” Then, from enjoying God in his courts below, you shall be taken to serve him in his temple above, where your largest desires shall be satisfied, and your utmost capacities be filled [Note: Revelation 21:22-23. Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD. The traveller has often to walk through dark places, along difficult paths, and near the deep precipice. The religion of the Bible warms. Isaiah 2:5. Used by Permission. Come, Walk in the Light! (Calmet). Men gain knowledge in this world by travel. THE SITUATION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD THUS DESCRIBED BY ISAIAH REMAINS ALMOST UNCHANGED TO THE PRESENT DAY. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/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. CHAPTER 1. It illumines the soul in its walk to the great and unknown future. 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" The grapevine, the plant he loves, is the man of Judah. 1. 2. (W. 3. Archer understood this as follows: Throughout history, God has repeatedly judged and destroyed apostate, heathen, and degenerate cultures; and in each instance, whether stated or not, there is a foreshadowing, a type, for that terminal judgment of the Great Day, prophesied in Genesis 2:17. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the … When thou passest through the waters - This is a general promise, and means that whenever and wherever they should pass through water or fire, he would protect them. They bear the theological message of Isa 1-4: Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD. He never can fail. LIGHT INSPIRES CHEERFULNESS AND JOY and if we “walk in the light of the Lord,” we must have the only true happiness and peace. 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. "Customs from the east ..." These were largely the idolatrous customs imported and adopted from foreign nations. Isaiah 2:5. Make progress in the light. It supposes that we leave behind our former darkness and sin, our slothfulness and error, and march every day some distance on our road to eternal life. See App-79. 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. O house of Jacob.] 2. 2:5 O descendants 1 of Jacob, come, let us walk in the Lord ’s guiding light. Shall the Gentiles submit to God, and shall you refuse to acknowledge his authority? Associate with the children of light. As Hailey exclaimed with references to the last few verses, "What a lesson this should be to the godless, materialistic world of today. The precise meaning of the final word is uncertain. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. He will not walk in the light alone, but will seek the company of those like minded with himself. 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