No ordinary man, at such a time, was fitted anew to raise the standard of God's truth, and rally the prostrate forces of the kingdom. One was needed, who should be capable of living alike in the past and the future, and who could see, as with open eye, and grasp, as with giant's hand, the hidden realities of faith
Almost 100 years after God called Isaiah to be His spokesman in Judah, He raised up Jeremiah to continue this good work. For approximately forty years this man of God proclaimed the truth to Jerusalem but the people were unwilling to listen.
Part 24 Isaiah: The Prophet of Grace Key Text: Chapter 40:1 “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.” Isaiah commences a section known in our Bible as the Major Prophets. The Jews, however, called this section the Latter Prophets or the Writing Prophets. The latter title emphasised that... Continue Reading →
"Solomon in his naivety thought that he could enjoy whatever woman he desired because he offered everything by way of riches and material comfort. In the case of this young woman, however, he could not give her what her Shepherd could supply, true love."
The key word, vanity, is employed over and over to show that everything man accomplishes and achieves is empty. At his very best man is a failure. Solomon discovered this in his long march through life.
We do well to consider the wise men of Israel carefully because their words, inspired by the Holy Spirit, have much to teach us in the 21st century.
C.H. Spurgeon called his commentary on this book , “The Treasury of David.” It is a treasury indeed and may God help us to mine its everlasting riches which out-value gold and diamonds.