As we continue to read, we will encounter ‘Second Isaiah’ this week. Be sure to read the Isaiah overview to understand how this powerful, prophetic book works.
Psalm 74 startles. I sang a choral rendition of this Psalm when I was in high school and its impact remains with me to this day. The music was mournful, yearning and angry.
We also are encountering another powerful prophetic work – the Revelation of the Risen Christ to his servant John. As you read, notice again the genre of apocalyptic literature and how the visions of Isaiah and the Revelation inter-relate. The Revelation is a direct descendant of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.
If you are able, read the entire work of Revelation in one sitting. Or better – find a way to listen to the book read by a good reader. It doesn’t take long and gives new insight into the letter to the seven churches.