Isaiah Is Hard to Understand

I am enjoying the Professor Horner Bible Reading System via YouVersion. I find it a comprehensive way to read the Bible with a “big picture” mindset.

Yet I wince when I see Isaiah pop up in my reading plan.

And I feel guilty about that.

Does anyone else go through this? We all have our favorite books of the Bible. Mine are the books of James and Acts. Love those. Could read those any day of the week.

But Isaiah? Isaiah is hard to understand!!

And I feel guilty about that.

I have heard countless sermons from Isaiah. Studied it. And I am aware that God is the book’s central topic. But Isaiah is one of those books that is complex in its scope and varied in its themes.

So what did I do?

I am ordering a detailed study guide on the book of Isaiah and intend to be very intentional about learning the book start to finish.

Why? Because…

  1. … I tell my children that, if something is difficult, they need to try harder. I need to heed my own advice.
  2. … I am the type of person that does not like being in the dark about things I care about. And I care about learning more about God through His Word.
  3. … All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV).

What books of the Bible trip you up? What have you done about that?

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2 thoughts on “Isaiah Is Hard to Understand

  1. Job, definately Job. I started reading it a few weeks ago and couldn’t help but say “what up with Job the Diva!” But as I slowed down to read and not skim, I saw the absolute awesomeness of the relationship between Job and God. Lots and lots of life application. Can’t wait to read and study it more!

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