Category Archives: J. Alec Motyer

Probably the premier modern orthodox commentator on Isaiah. Also wrote a delightful little commentary on Philippians that I found exceeding helpful.

Teacher, task, education and message…

…we can neither know about the risen Lord, nor know how or what to preach about Him to the world except through the Scriptures. They are both our teacher and our task; our education and our message. Alec Motyer, Preaching? … Continue reading

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Bracketed about…

Alec Motyer on Isaiah 66:16… Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, … Continue reading

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Hallmarked with pure justice…

Every act of God is hallmarked with pure justice, whether he saves his people or destroys his foes. Alec Motyer

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Secures His gaze…

From Motyer on Isaiah 66:2… For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist,” Says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles … Continue reading

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The Lord’s law and character…

Alec Motyer on Isaiah 56:1… Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed. Isaiah is not inviting people to seek salvation by their own works of … Continue reading

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Not concession, but fulfilment…

Alec Motyer on Isaiah 56:6-7… “Also the sons of the foreigner Who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, And to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants— Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And … Continue reading

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On the one hand…on the other hand…

Alec Motyer on Isaiah 56:1… Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed. The remainder of chapters 56-66 reveal that the salvation in which his righteousness … Continue reading

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