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Covenant to a Race: Isaiah Devotional 2.12

Since the religious leaders of the Israelites in Jesus’s day misunderstood their own Scripture to the extent that they missed their own Messiah, why should we, who have the Holy Spirit, plus the hermeneutical key that Jesus gave his disciples (himself), and the example of all the New Testament writers–why should we make the same literalistic mistakes that they did? We have no reason today to suppose that Isaiah had no spiritual understanding. Even if the bulk of his listeners may not have, can we not grant that God’s Spirit broke through to Isaiah? Otherwise, why would he be quoted so often in the New Testament? I believe that the New Testament quotes Isaiah so often because Isaiah prophesied the Christ. … Continue readingCovenant to a Race: Isaiah Devotional 2.12