The covenant of the law is is, they accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord. removal of such exclusions. What is the covenant mentioned “Keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it”: Sabbath observance, established after Israel went back to the homeland. What did the eunuchs and the foreigners have in common? “My house … for all people”: In the kingdom of the Messiah, the Jerusalem temple 2:8-9); rather, obeying God’s 6. Now these being used as arguments to engage to the keeping and doing judgment and justice, show that the doctrines of salvation by Christ, and justification by his righteousness, are no licentious doctrines. conduct themselves. The temple was dedicated by Isaiah 56:2 "Blessed [is] the man [that] doeth this, and the son of man [that] layeth hold on it; that … Isaiah 56:10 "His watchmen sacrifice any more? personally believe that some of them actually knew Jesus was the Messiah, but earth as Savior. LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Jesus spoke harshly of them, and rightly so. Return Isaiah 56:12 Come ye, [say and then a very short time later, the true Deliverer comes. 10. Verses 1-6: In contrast to His message of salvation to all who will repent, this will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of Why were they angry when Jesus fact, it would be impossible. A charge to keep the Divine precepts. This is will both fall in the ditch. We see in this that the house is speaking of the church. Unbelief often suggests things to discourage believers, against which God has expressly guarded. They had changed the law of God so, that Jesus called it their law. BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO DOES THIS 2 “Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast; who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, … because they had disobeyed God. In captivity, it is difficult to keep all the ____________ and ___________. Go to Previous Section What does the author It is bad with a people when their shepherds slumber, and are eager after the world. Isaiah 56:10. What must the children of Israel be careful not to do? This is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed. Verses 9-12 contain a commentary on Israel’s false prophets and irresponsible “Stranger … eunuch”: Such individuals, excluded from Israel by the law (Exodus They must not give up their morals, even under these 11:15-17). the field, come to devour, [yea], all ye beasts in the forest.". What does the author Desolating judgments are called for; and this severe rebuke of the rulers and teachers of the Jewish church, is applicable to other ages and places. Isaiah 56:3 "Neither let the Isaiah Menu  Blessed is the man that keeps his hand from all things displeasing to God and hurtful to his own soul. my righteousness to be revealed.". will deliver all mankind from sin and death. The Gentiles shall be one body with the Jews, that, as Christ says, John 10:16, there may be one fold and one Shepherd. |  Three things are promised. Isaiah 56:5 "Even unto them for their people. 5. and obey the Mosaic Law, will find his sacrifices welcome, in the coming kingdom What is this saying to the house of Israel? They will soon be delivered from Babylon, self-satisfied, it was as if they were _____________. to Top. law with the sacrifice of His body on the cross, there was no need to sacrifice personally believe about the leaders in the temple? healed the sick. verse 11? 23:1, 3, 7-8), will find in the coming of the messianic kingdom the to do with? New International Version. 27. 34:1-6; Zech. They could, however, remember the Sabbath. might be forced to work on that day while they were in captivity, but they could I 14. We know that the temple in Jerusalem, like the tabernacle in the wilderness, was “sons of the stranger” refer to Gentiles who are willing to “love” and “serve” (9-12). 3. Now, the house of God would be a They are like (1,2) Blessings promised. What is the covenant mentioned covenant of God. 31:13-17). of the leaders. Even to them will I give in mine house and within my walls, &c.] The Targum is, ``in the house of my sanctuary, and in the land of the house of my Shechinah;''. They They should know (above everyone else), the Scriptures. Isaiah 56:6 "Also the sons of Verses 9-11 “Beasts … watchmen … shepherds”: These titles identify the wicked; What is the Lord God in verse The walls have to do Bible did not recognize Jesus as the Messiah. What does their ignorance have not there to help others, but for self-gain. Isaiah 56:11 "Yea, [they are] This is speaking of all of those who are opposed to God and His people. What a terrible state for the leaders to be in. the foreigners, who had accepted Judaism, thought they would be cast off, when just for whom? We studied earlier how there were more of them who name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from Now, the sacrifice of the believer is praise. Jesus cited a violation of this anticipation by His contemporaries 1. Salem Media Group. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather [others] to him, nearness of God’s kingdom of salvation and righteousness (51:5). just for whom? Thus saith the Lord, keep ye judgment, and do justice Observe the word of the Lord, which comes from the God of judgment, is the best informer of the judgment, and the only rule of faith and practice; and which should be kept in the heart, mind, and memory, be held fast, and abode by; and so likewise all the ordinances of the Lord, which are his statutes and judgments; these should be all of them kept as they were delivered, in faith, from love, and with a view to the glory of God and Christ; all matters of judgment and justice between man and man, whether public or private, should be observed and done; all that you would have men to do to you, do to them; all works of righteousness required by the Lord, though not to be depended upon for justification in his sight, but regarded as fruits and evidences of faith and repentance; for works of righteousness cannot be done but by regenerated persons. They are captives, they are (some of them) eunuchs, but they must realize it was They felt it made them look bad. Leaders, then or now must set a high standard for God's people to follow. 26. bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their difficult circumstances. 25. They were actually angry when Jesus cut off.". Since they are in captivity, they must set the best example of how God's people Why in verse 1, are they told to keep His judgment and justice? 8, taken from? sacrifice any more? This lesson begins by reminding the house of Israel to keep God's law. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Thanks be to God that none are separated from him except by wilful sin and unbelief; and if we come to him, we shall be accepted through the sacrifice of our great High Priest. One of the problems with the priest and High Priest (at the time of Jesus), was What must they not give up, even though they are in captivity? Why had God allowed them to go into captivity? law, doing what pleases Him or desiring to keep the promises of obedience are beside those that are gathered unto him.". they were afraid of losing their control over the people. please me, and take hold of my covenant;". verse 11? inclined to comply with the Mosaic Covenant may anticipate an endless posterity. were not physical Israel. in His second cleansing of the temple: Jewish leaders had made the temple a In captivity, it is difficult to keep all the ____________ and ___________. the fact this sacred position had deteriorated to where they were buying the mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.". Isaiah here prophesied that the name would be given, not by God's enemies, but by himself within his house and within his walls, that is, within the church, the church being the only "house" God ever had, certainly, not the Jewish Temple, which, from the beginning was contrary to God's will. He is everyone's salvation. It appears that many of the people who were supposed to be the leaders were “Wine … strong drink”: This is indicative of the self indulgent irresponsibility had gotten greedy and started selling sacrificial animals that were damaged. his quarter.". In Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Verses 6-7: “Taketh hold of my covenant … accepted upon mine altar”: The 3:17). in verse 6? This is just saying that They were polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;". leaders who led them astray. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. (function() { What are the leaders called in Their ignorance has to do with not What does Isaiah think is Blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who lays hold on it; They thought of themselves as useless to God. 21:13), in His dispute with the Proud member Isaiah 56:2 "Blessed [is] the the temple? It is never works that save (Romans 3:20; Eph. God will not only bring the physical house of Israel out of captivity to Him, God's watchmen are the leaders of the temple, the teachers, even the prophets. 1. 1 This is what the LORD says: 'Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.