Category Archives: John Oswalt

Fundamental truth…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 64: But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away. “…the fundamental truth…sin … Continue reading

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You know you’re in trouble when…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 59:21… To suggest that one of the greatest pieces of religious literature in the world was constructed in such a mindless fashion only betrays the skepticism of many modern commentators.

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Unable to produce stillness…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 57:20&21… But the wicked are like the troubled sea, When it cannot rest, Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. “There is no peace,” Says my God, “for the wicked.” The prophet uses his figure to … Continue reading

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Inheriting God’s holy mountain…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 57:13… When you cry out, Let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, A breath will take them. But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the … Continue reading

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Prostitution of biblical faith…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 57:13… I will declare your righteousness And your works, For they will not profit you. The use of righteousness here in comparison with Isaiah 56:1 suggests again that it is not a denial of Yahweh that … Continue reading

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Silent about their sins…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 57:11… And of whom have you been afraid, or feared, That you have lied And not remembered Me, Nor taken it to your heart? Is it not because I have held My peace from of old … Continue reading

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Whoring after other lords…

John Oswalt on Isaiah 57:7&8… <blockquote>On a lofty and high mountain You have set your bed; Even there you went up To offer sacrifice. Also behind the doors and their posts You have set up your remembrance; For you have … Continue reading

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