Yahweh (the Lord) Takes His Stand

Isaiah delivers a message saying there is a “day of the Lord”. There will be a time of judgement where God “in the glory of his majesty” will stand before all and decree for each according to what they themselves have done. He will bring down “the high and the lofty” and will take no excuse from those that in Isaiah 3:15 “crush my people and grind the face of the poor”. It will be a day of terror for the wicked, but a day of cleansing for the innocent. And at the end of this day, will be peace and contentment for those that remain. 

There Is a Day for Yahweh of Hosts

Isaiah 2:12–22
The days of the Lord’s judgement will come. On that day, the arrogant, “the proud and the lofty” in Isaiah 2:1, in fact, he goes on to describe the works and desires of man in Isaiah 2:13-16. Then he says in

Isaiah 2:17 And the haughtiness of the people shall be humbled, and the pride of everyone shall be brought low, and Yahweh alone will be exalted on that day.

None of the things that man trusts in for safety will protect them from the power and glory of God’s presence. There is no amount of money that will buy righteousness. There is no wall that will hide you from God’s gaze. And it is not that God is seeking to destroy, because God is love but he is also righteousness and who can stand “in the glory of his majesty” in Isaiah 2:10?

People Will Be Oppressed By Each Other

Isaiah 3:1–9 

Yahweh Takes His Stand to Conduct a Legal Case

Isaiah 3:10–15
We may seldom think of the courtroom of heaven, but God is just. He will judge with righteousness. So there is a simple truth for all man in

Isaiah 3:10–11 Tell the innocent that it is good for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds. 11 Woe to the wicked! It is bad! For what is done by his hands will be done to him.

What we read here is very much like what was recorded by John in Revelation 5:1-14. Isaiah says it this way, in

Isaiah 3:13 Yahweh takes his stand to conduct a legal case and takes his stand to judge the peoples.

And the Lord begins with the elders and princes who he expects to care for the widow and orphan and stranger in the land and he asks in

Isaiah 3:15 Why do you crush my people and grind the face of the poor?” declares the Lord Yahweh of hosts.

The Lord Will Take Away the Finery

Isaiah 3:16–4:1
Isaiah 3:18 says “in that day”, it isn’t forever, it isn’t recurring, it is the day of the Lord, the day of judgement that they have brought on themselves.

The Branch of Yahweh Shall Become Beautiful and Glorious

Isaiah 4:2–6
After the day of judgement is over, then, in Isaiah 4:3 “He who is left in Zion and he who remains in Jerusalem will be called holy”. The judgement is to wash “away the filth” and cleanse “the blood of Jerusalem” in Isaiah 4:4. After this day, it will be the “innocent” of Isaiah 3:10 that will remain and there won’t be anything left that defiles or makes unclean.

Let Me Sing for My Beloved

Isaiah 5:1–7 

The Holy God Shows Himself Holy by Righteousness

Isaiah 5:8–19
We find a description of those that will come under judgement in Isaiah 5:8-15 and they are further seen mocking in Isaiah 5:18-19 saying “let him make haste” as if God’s day will never come. But God shows who he is in

Isaiah 5:16 But Yahweh of hosts is exalted by justice, and the holy God shows himself holy by righteousness.

And even more than that, he shows the result of his actions which are peace and contentment in

Isaiah 5:17 And then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, and fatlings, kids will eat among the sites of ruins.

Study Verses

Today’s Reading

  • Isaiah 2:12-22
  • Isaiah 3:1-26
  • Isaiah 4:1-6
  • Isaiah 5:1-19