As you read Isaiah, you might find yourself confused about the what, where, when and why of the circumstances described. I’ve been there. I find it really helpful when other scholars provide resources that help make sense of things. Here’s a nice little simplified chart of this incredible book from the ESV Study Bible:
Isaiah 33 is a chapter that describes the trustworthy, faithful character of God. He will always prove to come through on His promises. In this chapter, God promised to deal with Assyria, the nation that was oppressing His people (verses 1-12). He reminded the people of Israel that even though He seems dormant, He will act (verse 10). Sin will not be tolerated forever (verses 13-14). Those who trust in Him will enjoy His presence for all eternity (verse 17). He is the one who established the covenant, and He is the one who holds His people secure in His hands (verses 13-24).
When you think of the promises of God, which ones help you rest in His grace and push through difficult days?
By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor