By August 13, 2018 Read More →

Isaiah 2:5 – ”Let Us Walk in the Light”

The early chapters of Isaiah include a call to walk in the light of the Lord, and make three strong statements about light and darkness.

“Come, house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord”(Isaiah 2:5).

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness” (Isaiah 5:20).

“To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no dawn” (Isaiah 8:20).

“…by the way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walk in darkness shall see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them” (Isaiah 9:1-2).

Galilee, the land where the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun had settled, was one of the first areas to be captured and conquered by the King of Assyria (2 Kings 15:29).

In contrast to the way the Hebrew Bible interprets these verses, the New Testament has an alternative reading:

John writes to Christians that “God is light and in him there is no darkness at all… If we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin”(1 John 1:5-7).




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