Isaiah: We generally associate Isaiah either with Jesus’ birth or with His suffering and death (Isaiah 53). This chapter thrusts us directly into “the last days”. (v. 4) This will be a period of “judgments”. Notice that an invitation is extended to the Gentiles: “He will judge between the nations (v. 4) and beat their plow shares and pruning hooks. Notice how this differs from our look at Jonah (back on Nov. 16th,). Isaiah is training for peace whereas Joel is preparing for war.
Gospel: Luke 20:19-26
New Testament: 1 Thess. 2:13-20
Old Testament: Isaiah 2:1-11