Bible Reading Coach, Week 30 (Isaiah 12-39) The Book Of Judgment)

As we jump into the prophecy books, you might wonder who the prophets were. And what is prophecy, really? This episode answers those essential questions and more.

This week’s teaching covers a huge chunk of an exceedingly important book. But it’s a challenging book, too.

Isaiah is divided into two big segments: Chapters 1-39, which we’ll finish this week, is the Book of Judgment. Isaiah 40-66 is the Book of Comfort. It’s written by Isaiah, who had a forty-plus year ministry and is often considered the most important of Old Testament prophets.

In this teaching I describe who the prophets are, what prophecy is (not just predicting the future) and what was going on in the world at the time of Isaiah. All of this is essential to understand and appreciate what you’ll read this week.

It’s also important to note that God doesn’t pick sides, he always condemns evil. Evil committed by his people, and by the enemies of God’s people receive equal judgment.

But don’t despair. Even in the Book of Judgment there are many small but necessary moments where light breaks through the darkness.

The Bible Reading Coach podcast is designed to help anyone read through the Bible in a year. In 10-15 minutes each Friday, I’ll introduce you to the passage for the following week, including:

  • What it’s about
  • How to deal with challenging passages
  • How the original readers saw it
  • How it applies today
  • And much more

After listening, take the next week to read the passage on your own. This time you’ll have a clearer understanding of it.

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