Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Imagery of Isaiah
Today I read Isaiah 33 which is a great example of why Isaiah has a bad reputation. I have no clue what I just read about. Per the chapter headings it was about apostasy and rebellion prior to the Second Coming and the Lord purifying the wickedness after His coming again. I did not get that at all from this chapter. The poetry of Isaiah is very beautiful and probably makes perfect sense to those that were raised in the ways of the Jews as Nephi stated. But I don't always understand what Isaiah is trying to say, and this chapter exemplifies that perfectly. Perhaps if I was full of the Spirit I would understand it, but I am mortal and am not always full of the Spirit so I am left to my own devices. My dad, a convert to the church, once told me that he tried to read the Bible many times before he was a member of the Church and he never understood it. It was not until afterwards when he had the Gift of the Holy Ghost that he was able to understand the Bible. I believe him because even with the gift of the Holy Ghost there are many situations where I don't understand what I am reading about. That is my problem though and I need to work on being more righteous. Until tomorrow.