Up to now, whenever I read Isaiah, I did not know to whom he was writing; but now I know that he was writing to us! This matter was clarified to me when I read that we are to liken Isaiah unto ourselves (1 Nephi 19:23). So, whatever I read in Isaiah, I supposed to read it with the understanding that Isaiah is talking to me; and for what purpose? Well, to persuade me to believe in the Lord my Redeemer.
For example, Isaiah 49:16 reads, “Behold I have graven the upon the palms of my hands”. That means He knows me as well as He knows the palms of His hands!
I was introduced to this concept by reading the Book of Mormon, which helps one to understand Isaiah, and the rest of the Bible. In fact, Isaiah 49 is quoted in 1 Nephi 21.
I am so thankful for the education I am receiving to understand scripture, by reading the Book of Mormon. It has really helped me to better understand the Bible, and what God wants me to know.
This is what I previously wrote after reading 1 Nephi 21: Jesus’ Power To Save