In returning and rest shall ye be saved.] We can further the great work of our sanctification only by acting upon it. 2. Note, too, that every want of confidence is a departure from God. No; let them follow their own course; let us act upon the principle of our text. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. The ongoing rebellion and apostasy of Israel is astonishing, in consideration of all that the Lord did for His chosen nation. They are in inverted parallelism. The burden against the beasts of the South: Isaiah proclaims a burden against the pack animals of Judah, which will carry the riches of Judah down to Egypt, through the wilderness, in a foolish attempt to purchase protection against the Assyrians. So there can be no quietness unless there is confidence. 1. Trust should make us strong. In the New Testament "quietness and confidence" become the peace of God. A Vision. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". They bid us give place to no anxiety or alarm. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/isaiah-30.html. Jewish ambassadors were now on their way to Egypt to seek aid against Assyria ( Isa 30:2-6, 15 31:1). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mac/isaiah-30.html. Our weapons are the Word of God and prayer. Confidence and rest in God bring safety and strength. 15. Try it for 30 days FREE. Keble, Sermons from Advent to Christmas Eve, p. 382; Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. Commentary on Isaiah 30:19-26 (Read Isaiah 30:19-26) God's people will soon arrive at the Zion above, and then they will weep no more for ever. Isaiahâs book, according to Jewish tradition written some 2,700 years ago in First-Temple-period Jerusalem, is a singularly rich source of the Jewish understanding of â¦ In the use even of them, we must take heed what spirit we are of, that we use them not in a worldly or angry spirit. We may not do evil that good may come; we may not distrust God's power and willingness to help us; we may not seek help from Egypt. The principle is far wider than this one case. Mantle. I.A.1.A. 3) (Isaiah 30:15-17) Rejection of Godâs Word leaves nowhere to turn for deliverance c. (Isaiah 30:18-33) Restoration and Retribution culminate in the Day of the Lord 1) (Isaiah 30:18-26) Restoration to the blessing of covenant privilege = Godâs Grace had been and still was their proud and carnal ambition, which Jehovah would answer by fulfilling upon them the curses of the thorah (Leviticus 26:8, Leviticus 26:36; Deuteronomy 28:25; Deuteronomy 32:30). "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". geburah. The Septuagint here have it, Si conversus ingemueris, tunc salvaberis. Only in a dutiful and patient waiting upon God can we obtain a blessing. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. I might refer you to other passages, such as that beautiful narrative in Daniel 3:1-30, where we are told of three believing men being cast into a burning fiery furnace. Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it. Here, in threatening the ruin of Sennacherib's army, the prophet points at the final and everlasting destruction of all impenitent sinners. God teaches them separately, as He teaches the Church collectively, that upon Him they are to depend, and not upon human help. Commentary on Isaiah 30:27-33 (Read Isaiah 30:27-33) God curbs and restrains from doing mischief. Confidence - Placed upon me, and my promises. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Isaiah 29 Isaiah 31 ... Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. Calm and thoughtful, he will always settle to his employment at once, while another man will have to give himself time to acquire the proper mood for it. The elements of this confidence are, as regards ourselves, our sense of want in all its various aspects; and, as regards Him, our assurance of His love, of His nearness to help. But excitement, if it in any sense stir's the world, cannot move and cannot guide it. Am I sinful? Isaiah 30:32.—J. David Guzik commentary on Isaiah 26, where the city of God and the city of Man are described, and describes the promises that are made to a humble heart. He suffers them oftentimes to lean upon other helps, and to cast their dependence upon other agencies, than His appointed one. God works for us; yes, but better than that, God works in us and fits us to work. They bespeak the existence of thought, reflection, judgment; they evidence self-control; they mark a nature that is not superficial; they show a superiority to influences which rouse the stormy passions of other men, and leave them the victims of blind impulse; and all this implies true strength of character. Church Pulpit Commentary. And, if we would do any real work for God and our fellow men, we must seek more to possess the quietness and confidence of me text, than those more shining qualities which gain popular applause, but often leave no real impress upon a man’s age and sphere. ‘In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.’, I. Quietness.—(1) There is the quietness of outward circumstances, when we are withdrawn from all the activities of life, and have not strength for any of them; when we have no power for anything, and are obliged to be still. I. Learn more. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? (F. D. Maurice to his mother. And is there not something very sublime and beautiful in. 28 Ah, the proud crown of y the drunkards of Ephraim,. For thus said the Lord Jehovah, The Holy One of Israel: `In returning and rest ye are saved, In keeping quiet and in confidence is your might, And ye have not been willing. A famine of bread is not so great a judgment as a famine of the word of God. Isaiah 30:15 I think this is interesting... it is hard for us to accept quiet, calm answers sometimes, especially from God. The vanity of earthly help in time of trial, and the profit of patient waiting. in quietness; for the verb from which this word come is elsewhere used in that sense, as Psalms 23:2 Jer 30 10 46:27. In returning - In returning to God; that is, if you are converted to him. ), What can explain the confidence of Judson and many another noble missionary, working steadily on for years without any sign of visible success, but the settling down of the spirit upon God--an attitude which had, with them, become a habit of life? Ver. We want drama, and something with capital-I Impact... lightning bolt, column of fire, or God with a loudspeaker. It is especially the duty of conservatives at the present moment in the history of the Church to discriminate between those who are seeking defend and those who are seeking to overthrow the fundamental principles of Christianity. Isaiah’s book, according to Jewish tradition written some 2,700 years ago in First-Temple-period Jerusalem, is a singularly rich source of the Jewish understanding of the end times and the Messiah. (15) In returning and rest . Probably, however, before the invasion had actually commenced he had seen the impropriety of this, either because the aid of Egypt could not be secured, or because Isaiah had warned him of this, and had been brought to put his trust entirely in Yahweh. But have we not, it may be asked, the promise of the Paraclete to lead us into all the truth? 2. (2) Confidence is strength. For one thing, such a man will lose no time in vain speculation, in daydreams about his work, in clearing away self-imposed hindrances, the result of his own hurry or forgetfulness or preoccupation. Again, remember the story of Israel’s deliverance, as recorded Exodus 14:1-31. I. This is the literal sense of the words; and if they can be accommodated to spiritual and eternal salvation, it may be done in this way: repentance may be meant by "returning", and faith by "rest"; or by "returning and rest" may be designed returning to rest, that is, to Christ, who is the only rest to weary souls: "quietness" may intend peace of conscience, arising from the blood and righteousness of Christ; and "confidence" faith, and an assurance of it, which make men strong Christians; though their strength does not barely lie in these graces, but in the object of them: now faith and repentance are blessings of the covenant of grace, gifts of God, and graces of the Spirit, which go together in the doctrine of salvation, and have a concern in it; though they are not meritorious procuring causes, nor conditions of it; yet in this way God brings his people to salvation, and they enter into, and are descriptive of, the character of such that are saved; there is so close a connection between these and salvation, that none are saved without them; and it may be observed, that this way of saving men through faith and repentance, and by going to Christ alone for rest, and by placing confidence in, and deriving all peace and comfort from him, is disagreeable to unregenerate men; which is a proof of the wretched depravity, and corruption, and perverseness of the will of man. Verse 5. And being thus rightly directed, it was a confidence which knew no wavering as to its right to trust, and as to its acceptance with its object. Here Judah is exhorted to forsake the entangling dependence on Egypt, and to trust wholly to God. Isaiah’s fierce pain was like the pain of a woman who is giving birth to her baby. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. The subject may he viewed in another light. And in order that they may learn the lesson the more certainly, and that it may stay with them the more abidingly, God oftentimes brings them down into circumstances where human assistance can render them no avail. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-30.html. niphal, signifies to be light, i.e., swift; whereas יקל, the fut. It brings the gathering in of ourselves from all the disturbing diffusion of ourselves through earthly trifles. Jewish ambassadors were now on their way to Egypt to seek aid against Assyria ( Isa 30:2-6, 15 31:1). Isaiah 30:15. They had gone away from Him in their fears. And in fact, such are the discouragements and trials that wait upon all kinds of labour, whether for ourselves or others--such the sameness, the dryness, the weariness, that only quiet confidence will enable a man to persevere. Quietness â In sitting still, and quieting your minds. If you would be happy, if you would be holy, if you would lead a good life, if you would be an influence for good in your generation, you must "seek peace and ensue it." I.A.1.A. The effect was that whichever was victorious it suffered; it was the battleground for both, it was the prize of each in turn. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". xxiv., No. 1. IV. "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". If we have it, we shall feel that it yields us sufficient protection; and if not, we shall be punished for our levity and rashness. Faith has indeed oftentimes its best exercise in the time of the heaviest trial It is made to bring forth its richest and rarest fruits. Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. Isaiah 30:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate, and Greek versions; Masoretic Text forever and ever Isaiah 30:15 Or repentance Isaiah 30:27 Hebrew in weight of uplifted clouds Isaiah 30:29.—J. Like the struggles of a prisoner in his fetters--like the beating itself against the wires of the poor caged bird, they only serve to augment pain, and to bring on the dejection and weariness that follow fruitlessly expended energy. like a a storm of mighty, overflowing waters,. No harm comes to us when we trust, because then God is with us, and works for us, and cares for us. "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". Probably, however, before the invasion had actually commenced he had seen the impropriety of this, either because the aid of Egypt could not be secured, or because Isaiah had warned him of this, and had been brought to put his trust entirely in Yahweh. like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest,. Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. ; this is the right and the only way, namely, by "returning" from their evil ways, particularly their purpose of going to Egypt for help, and by returning to God by repentance and reformation, and to his worship and ordinances; and so the Targum. quietness — answering to “wait for Him (God)” (Isaiah 30:18). "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". I. And the Divine help did come--the martyr’s crown, the everlasting rest, the good soldier’s welcome from his Commander-in-chief. One, or at the most five, of the enemy would be able with their snorting to put to flight a whole thousand of the men of Judah. Confidence is something more than a dead theory of belief; it is faith in exercise. Isa . Isaiah 30:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Isaiah 30:15, NIV: "This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: 'In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it." And rest - That is, by calmly reposing on God for assistance, and not seeking the alliance of Egypt (see Exodus 14:13). This is the literal sense of the words; and if they can be accommodated to spiritual and eternal salvation, it may be done in this way: repentance may be meant by "returning", and faith by "rest"; or by "returning and rest" may be designed returning to rest, that is, to Christ, who is the only rest to weary souls: "quietness" may intend peace of conscience, arising from the blood and righteousness of Christ; and "confidence" faith, and an assurance of it, which make men strong Christians; though their strength does not barely lie in these graces, but in the object of them: now faith and repentance are blessings of the covenant of grace, gifts of God, and graces of the Spirit, which go together in the doctrine of salvation, and have a concern in it; though they are not meritorious procuring causes, nor conditions of it; yet in this way God brings his people to salvation, and they enter into, and are descriptive of, the character of such that are saved; there is so close a connection between these and salvation, that none are saved without them; and it may be observed, that this way of saving men through faith and repentance, and by going to Christ alone for rest, and by placing confidence in, and deriving all peace and comfort from him, is disagreeable to unregenerate men; which is a proof of the wretched depravity, and corruption, and perverseness of the will of man. Notice the duty of being thus quiet and resting. 1870. Am I bewildered and ignorant? The principle of our text is, that "strength," safety, success, happiness, is the fruit of self-control and of reliance upon God. Confiding nearness to God brings quiet rest. I. It brings rest from our own plans and purposes. "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". 1. Some render שובה (shūbāh) “repentance.” Others render it “rest,” (295) and I am more disposed to adopt that rendering; for I think that the Prophet intended frequently to impress upon the people, that the Lord demands more from them than to rely fully upon him. There is a still fruition which nothing can equal and nothing destroy. Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and any such historical Isaiah is complicated. But to have a mind stayed on God is to take the most certain method to lighten every burden, to diminish the bitterness of every sorrow, to modify and transmute every curse into a blessing, and to make even the path of tribulation pleasant and attractive. John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/isaiah-30.html. 2 Behold, the Lord has z one who is mighty and strong;. Learn more. In returning, either from your present purpose of sending to Egypt, or unto God, as the LXX., and Syriac, and Arabic translators render it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/isaiah-30.html. It is the quiet life that impresses and that assimilates excitement, talks and bustles and pushes. Now, what will be the effect of this upon a Christian person of excitable, impulsive, unsteady mind! Now, “quietness and confidence” imply a state of mind the most favourable to Divine operations. BibliographyTrapp, John. The Holy One of Israel. The ground of this confidence is laid in our knowledge of Him, especially in our knowledge of Jesus Christ. 1905. (3) Confidence in the fullness and completeness of your reconciliation. Learn more Start my trial Back . Isaiah 31:6.—J. With the eye of our faith fixed upon Him who with unerring wisdom and omnipotent might controls all the changes and developments of human affairs, let us quietly pursue the duties which He has assigned us, and we shall be safe, and strong, and blessed.âJ. 2. The fussy, flurried, restless character has no perspective about it, no silence, no sobriety, no self-control; it values no blessing which it has, because it is always yearning for some blessing which it has not; it enjoys no source of happiness in the present, because it is always fretting for some source of happiness in the future. 1905-1909. It is a disposition of mind which covers all things. No real strength is to be got by ferment and agitation. 1766; Ibid., Morning by Morning, p. 344; J. R. Wood, Christian World Pulpit, vol. Look at the blood of atonement, the life of the Son of God. 2. It is only in the exact sciences that a formula has absolutely the same value for all men and for the same man at all times. By confidence is meant not a faith in a system, but a trust in a Person. New Years Eve Contributed by Ron Hietsch on Dec 31, 2015 based on 1 rating | 8,734 views . What is true in respect of the Church, considered as a community, is equally true in respect of all its members, if we consider them in their individual character. The Lord seems to bring this before their minds, as that which should cause the most stinging conviction in their hearts. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Isaiah 30:15. Isaiah 30:15. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Excitement and self-dependence can do nothing. There is a direct promise upon this subject in Deuteronomy 32:1-52. "In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." xiii., p. 145; A. Maclaren, Contemporary Pulpit, vol. Barnes's Isaiah 30:15 Bible Commentary For thus saith the Lord God - The design of this verse is to give a reason for the destruction that should come upon them. Be. Restlessness, impatience, distrust, do but aggravate trials, and intensify suffering. St. Paul said of himself, ‘When I am weak, then am I strong’; and of the Old Testament saints, that they ‘out of weakness were made strong.’ There is, therefore, such a thing as strength in weakness. Isaiah 30:15 - Additional Comments (30:15-18) We don't always befriend God the way we should. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 30:15". Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1892. then trust. Stillness of soul, born of deliverance from our fears, makes us strong. The records of the Jewish nation, which have come down to us, abundantly prove this truth. The horses and chariots are Judah's own (Isaiah 2:7; Micah 5:9), though possibly with the additional allusion to the Egyptian cavalry, of world-wide renown, which they had called to their help. The place of confession is the place of forgiveness. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". R. Macduff, Communion Memories, p. 138. But the order of God’s working is such that this process may be very much helped or hindered by ourselves. “Returning.” Instead of going to Egypt for help, and impoverishing themselves by an alliance forbidden, senseless, and unprofitable, they might be assured of God’s forgiveness and favour by returning in brokeness of spirit to Him. Not all the will-worship which was ever contrived by human ingenuity can bring us nearer heaven. The second, more specific reason for Judah"s coming judgment (cf. ISRAEL always felt the difficulty of sustaining itself on the height of dependence on the unseen, spiritual power of God, and was ever oscillating between alliances with the Northern and Southern powers, linking itself with Assyria against Egypt, or with Egypt against Assyria. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-30.html. 1871-8. Thus, unbelief alone produces that uneasiness; and therefore the Prophet justly reproves it, and shews that it is the source of the whole evil. Here is the distinction to be made between what is presumption, and what is faith. 1871-8. 3. Of all the Old Testament prophets, Isaiah saw this fact the most clearly. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 3. Book of Isaiah Chapter 30 - Click for Chapter Audio: 30:15 - [ In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ] [ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation | Make Poster ] For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance F439 and rest R1101 you will be saved, In quietness R1102 and trust is your strength." Criticism must be met by criticism, scholarship by scholarship. Happy are all those keeping in expectation of him.” (Isaiah 30:18) What heartening words! The Book of the Prophet Isaiah Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 30 Isa 30:1-32. The quiet, steady, hopeful man--other things being equal, and sometimes when they are very unequal--will prove, far away, the best workman. Look at the love that prompted it, the sacrifice made in it, and the promises of free forgiveness founded upon it. 3. Even now they would have more comfort, as well as holiness, if they were more constant in prayer. Isaiah 30:15. But you were unwilling, Trust in God brings rest from our own evil consciences. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Isaiah 30:15. Isaiah 30, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient Jewish writings. We go away from Him not only by open sin, not only by denial of Him, but by forgetfulness, by want of faith. Consider “quietness” of mind. "Sermon Bible Commentary". "Commentary on Isaiah 30:15". It does not mean the absence of causes of disturbance. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
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