You know, reading through Isaiah can be intimidating. Downright slogging even. Which is why I was not looking forward with anticipation as I finished reading 1 Ne 19 a couple of weeks ago. I was confident my new method of scripture study would help me through the Isaiah chapters of the Book of Mormon. And have they.
Take 1 Ne 20:1-2 for example.
Hearken and hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, or out of the waters of baptism, who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, yet they swear not in truth nor in righteousness. Nevertheless, they call themselves of the holy city, but they do not stay themselves upon the God of Israel, who is the Lord of Hosts . . .
Prior to this, I would have slogged through it. I am glad I didn’t though. What a strong statement on hypocrisy. Made me cringe just thinking what possibly I might have been doing hypocritically.