Read: Isaiah 1-4
Marked: Isaiah 1:2, Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me;
This vision of Isaiah has both a near and a far fulfillment. It is a warning against Israel to turn from her evil ways and the judgment the Lord is about to bring down on her.
Israel is an example to the world. God’s children, who should have known better, turned and rebelled against Him. They are called in verse 4, a sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, children who are corrupters, who have forsaken the Lord, who provoked God to anger and have turned away backward.
The world has gone the same way. We have forsaken God and the judgment that came upon Israel will fall upon the world as well. This is the far fulfillment of this prophecy.
Isaiah contains many of the warnings and events we see in Revelation. But, there is a promise of restoration beginning at verse 24 to the end of the chapter. All God asks is that we reason with Him (V18) and have our sins forgiven. A sure and great promise if we are willing to hear and be obedient.