Read Chapter 12 HERE
Isaiah sees the latter-day temple, gathering of Israel, and millennial judgment and peace—The proud and wicked shall be brought low at the Second Coming—Compare Isaiah 2.
This is an interesting chapter, but here are a few versus that stood out to me...
Verse 5, "...yea, come, for ye have all gone astray, every one to his wicked ways." What are some of our "wicked ways"? I can think a few of my own (that I am working on. I'm not airing out my dirty laundry here!) and they are: losing patience with my children and husband, gossiping, not attending the Temple as often as I should/can, being idle, not sharing the gospel... to name a few. I think that self-evaluations are essential to our personal progress.
I found verse 8 very interesting, "Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made." I would not consider myself "crafty", though I do enjoy making things. But when I do make something that I am pleased with, I like to show it off! So, where do we cross the line between being pleased with our creations, and worshiping them? Just a thought. It also reminded me of this great blog I came across, called Create Studio. Right away, I was impressed by the purpose of her blog. Here's a little insert from her "about me", "I am not talented on my own. I was created in the image of a creative God and He has graciously given me every ounce of inspiration. My blog is a resource to bring Him glory." Isn't that wonderful?