23rd Sunday after Pentecost
The Prophet Isaiah passionately called God his beloved because God lived in delight with the humble. So then, asked the Prophet Isaiah, how could Israel/the people of God fail to respond to all of God's blessings? Why do the people of God in both Israel and Judah lack trust in the Lord? What does it mean that destruction is not God's final word? How are you like the vineyard? How does the Prophet Isaiah describe the Messianic Hope that is to come?