Judgment, Justice, and Praise – Isaiah 25

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Isaiah’s Praise (25:1–5)

Today’s chapter appears in a section of this book (cf. Isa. 24–27) where Isaiah describes the general judgment of God upon all the earth before praising God for His redemption and restoration. Note that this section appears between God’s declarations of judgment upon the nations in proximity to Israel (cf. Isa. 13–23) and His confrontation of the sins of Israel (cf. Isa. 28–35). Continue reading Judgment, Justice, and Praise – Isaiah 25

Prosperity of the Wicked – Psalm 73

Read the Passage: Psalm 73

Prosperity (73:1–12)

The superscript to Psalm 73 identifies the author as Asaph. Recall that Asaph wrote 12 of the Psalms (i.e., Pss. 50, 73–83), which is second most among the seven named authors of the Psalter. Asaph the son of Berachiah, served as one of David’s three lead musicians (cf. 1 Chron. 6:39; 16:4–5), being a singer and symbol player (cf. 1 Chron. 15:19), as well as a seer and musical composer (cf. 2 Chron. 29:30; Neh. 12:46). Continue reading Prosperity of the Wicked – Psalm 73