Lectionary Year B
April 20, 2003
Isaiah 25:6-9

Step II: Disposition

A. Genre

(JFC) This poem can read almost like an invitation to a party - a surprise party, to which the addressees might think they're receiving by mistake. Could they ever deserve such a celebratory revelry? Its menu is listed with repeated emphasis. The extended ramification(s) of the party/feast/banquet are predicted, again repeatedly. The acknowledgements will be exclaimed, yet again, repeatedly.

B. Personal Interaction

(JFC) In the context of such descriptions of sinfulness on the parts of the people, how readily can they believe this prophecy of good things predicted to be coming? How convincingly will they exclaim their salvation/deliverance arrives in this God whom they have been disappointing?

C. Organization

(JFC) The peoples' sinfulness is enumerated throughout Isaiah 1-39. Yet, the good tidings/menu is portrayed in verses 6c. Their exclamations of goodness closes this lection, verse 9.

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