What is meant by God’s ways being higher than man’s?

Question: It says in Isaiah 55:9, “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” I don’t completely understand. Answer: You will run across people with all sorts of excuses as to why they are convinced God would never forgive…

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Isaiah 1:18 seems out of place. Can you explain what it is saying?

Question: The first sentence in Isaiah 1:18 about reasoning together seems so out of place compared to what’s around it – at least to me. Can you help me understand the context a little bit better? Also if you know of any other passages that show God encourages us to use reason and test the…

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Could “Mighty God” in Isaiah 9:6 refer to a man?

Question: Can you look at these two web sites for me and tell me your thoughts? Hopefully, you can refute them. http://muslim-responses.com/Isaiah_Prophecy/Isaiah_Prophecy_ http://www.jews-for-allah.org/Jews-and-Muslims-Agree/no-trinity.htm Answer: I generally don’t do reviews of other people’s writings. However, I will address a common point the two you selected brought up and show you how they are playing games. In…

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What is Isaiah 26:12 talking about?

Question: What’s your Bible’s translation of Isaiah 26:12? My cousin and I have two different translations and we don’t know which is right. Does it talk about good works or blessings? Answer: “LORD, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us” (Isaiah 26:12 NKJV). “LORD, You will establish…

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Was Isaiah born in Jerusalem?

Question: I was told that Isaiah was born in Jerusalem but cannot find the passage to verify it.  Is it true? Answer: We know that Isaiah lived in Jerusalem because the places he was sent to and those who were sent to Isaiah all were in the area of Jerusalem (Isaiah 7:3; 22:15; 37:2). We…

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What is so bad about a cottage in a vineyard?

Question: “And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city” (Isaiah 1:8). What’s so bad about ‘a cottage in a vineyard’ and a ‘lodge in a garden of cucumbers’? Answer: “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with…

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Do you have a study on Isaiah?

Question: Currently, I am reading and trying to study the book of Isaiah.  I am really having a hard time trying to understand it though.  I looked on your web site to try to find a break down of it chapter by chapter like you did with the Song of Solomon. I read a chapter every…

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What was Isaiah’s sin?

Question: I am a Baptist Sunday school teacher and have a question about Sunday’s lesson.  The title is “A Commitment to Change” and is taken from the book of Isaiah 6:1-8.  My question is: What was Isaiah’s sin which necessitated the live coal being placed on his lips?  I have read chapters one through five but…

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