Isaiah 5

Section 1e: This chapter begins with a love song, out of which come six stark warnings, descriptive of our own day just as much as they are of the early 740’s BC. The chapter then concludes dramatically in darkness and shadow as Isaiah predicts Assyrian invasion.

Hosea 9

Section 4c: We learn that unfaithfulness leads to unfruitfulness, but in the midst of a dark and desperate scene shines a ray of light as Hosea himself remains faithful to the Lord, enjoying communion with “my God”. Notes: In this episode I reference birth and death rates. The following BBC report gives you the details:…