Today we read the first chapter of 1 Thessalonians and three chapters of Isaiah.
1 Thessalonians 1. After the greetings Paul gives thanks for the Thessalonians’ good example.”Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”
Isaiah 46 tells of the dead gods of Babylon and other useless idols. Compare that to the living God! “ Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”
Isaiah 47 prophesies the fall of Babylon.
Isaiah 48. God declares His plan for Israel, and it ends with something quoted in a play. Which play?