Adapted from the sermon, "Bethlehem, Break Forth Like the Dawn."
In addition to the all-important need for faith and forgiveness and personal holiness, there are other needs that Isaiah—and Jesus—are passionately concerned about.
Here are 5 kinds of human need mentioned in Isaiah 58.
1) The need for freedom from bondage and oppression. Four times in Isaiah verse 6 and once in verse 9 he hits on this.
- Isaiah 58:6 - "Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?"
- Isaiah 58:9 - "...take away the yoke from your midst..."
2) The need for food. …