• MC: Isaiah: God Calls His People Back to Him

MC: Isaiah: God Calls His People Back to Him

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Discover God’s love and grace through the discipline of his people.

The book of Isaiah has many words about God’s anger and his judgement of his people. Why read a book about anger and judgement? Because God’s words of judgement are still words of grace. He has not completely abandoned his people, for he is still speaking to them! God shows his grace by speaking honestly to them (and to us), telling his people how far they have placed themselves from him. Yet he does this so they (and we) will draw near.

And these are words of grace because they help God’s people make sense of their situation. When Isaiah writes, some of God’s people have already been exiled while others face exile to come. In that setting, it is easy to wonder if the Lord has completely cut ties with them. The words of judgment show he has not.

So as painful as these words of punishment sound, we should hear them today. Our God wants a relationship with us, but he will not share us with other gods. He calls us to return to him alone. We are his beloved children, but the Lord alone is our Father and Mother.

Gary Holloway is the past Executive Director of the World Convention of Churches of
Christ. Before that he taught spiritual formation at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Holding degrees from Freed-Hardeman, Harding, The University of Texas, and Emory University, he has written or edited over thirty books, including several volumes in the Meditative Commentary on the New Testament series. He is married to Deb Rogers Holloway.

“As students of Scripture, we all need trusted guides to help us hear a fresh word from the Lord. Gary Holloway is an expert guide you can trust.”
—Jarrod Robinson, Senior Minister, Southern Hills Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas

ISBN 9781684264384

Pages 160

Dimensions (inches) 6 x 9

Weight (pounds) .5

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