Isaiah 3

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Isaiah 3

Overview.

Chapter 3 is an oracle of judgement against the Southern kingdom of Judah, in companion piece to the previous chapter of oracle against the Northern kingdom of Israel. God’s judgement will fall to the leadership of Judah for their sin, injustice, idolatry.  Leadership in Judah will be in such disarray because of God’s judgement that the people will appoint anyone to guide them. But chaos will be brought forth and society will break down. Civil unrest will become open violence.

Reflection.

 1. What does God speak to you today in this chapter.

2.  What is the purpose of God’s judgement toward God’s people?

3. Close with silent prayer for two minutes.

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