Isaiah Class Commentaries

We are strongly commanded in the scriptures to search and study Isaiah.

"And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah." 3 Nephi 23:1

"Wherefore, I write unto my people, unto all those that shall receive hereafter these things which I write, that they may know the judgments of God, that they come upon all nations, according to the word which he hath spoken." 2 Nephi 25:3

But many find Isaiah quite challenging.:

"...For behold, Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews." 2 Nephi 25:1
"Wherefore, hearken, O my people, which are of the house of Israel, and give ear unto my words; for because the words of Isaiah are not plain unto you, nevertheless they are plain unto all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy." 2 Nephi 25:4

In a sense, the message of the book of Isaiah is how we move from a fallen state to an exalted one. Playing center stage ALWAYS is the Savior and His Temple. Studying Isaiah helps us to understand temple ordinances today. Isaiahís own relationship with the Savior shines through every word.

The prophecies of Isaiah are six basic categories: a) the apostasy and subsequent scattering of Israel, b) the mission and atonement of the Savior, c) the restoration of the gospel and the gathering of Israel, d) the Second Coming of the Savior, e) the Millennial conditions that will exist when He comes, and the f) covenant promises that weave all together.

The commentaries linked from this page are from a weekly Isaiah class taught by Sister Lynda Cherry and Dave Lefevre. Please read the "introduction" (handout for the starting class) for a better understanding and orientation.