The presence of six “woes” designates chapters 28–33 as a distinct unit of Isaiah’s prophecy, sometimes called the “book of woes”:
- Chapters 28–29 paint the picture of Judah’s foolish leaders during Hezekiah’s reign, concluding that something must be done at once, other than trusting God, to save the people from their enemy.
- Chapters 30–31 focus on the proposed solution, to trust in Egypt, and the folly of that option.
- Chapters 32–33 stress the proper solution, namely, the acknowledgment of Israel’s true King and trust in Him.
- Chapters 34–35 project further into the future and deal more with Israel’s eschatological (future) hope, including utter destruction of the wicked and the comfort of the redeemed in the Kingdom of God.
“In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people.” (Isaiah 28:5, ESV)
How did reflecting on the Rapture impact you this week?