And you offer your compassion to the hungry And satisfy the famished creature ISAIAH 58:10 (The Israel Bible™)
One of the roles with which God tasked the Prophet Isaiah was to shift the people of Israel’s focus from politics to morality. Having witnessed the fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, Isaiah must explain these tragedies to the people of Israel. More importantly, Isaiah must instruct the people on how to improve their attitudes and actions if they wish to see a healthier political atmosphere. While the people of Israel were preoccupied with the collapsing political system, they began to neglect their ritual obligations and their society fell into immorality. In Chapter 58, Isaiah outlines the actions needed to be taken to ensure that Israel remains a moral and ethical people. The Prophet’s message is clear: If the people can improve their personal lives, live in justice and peace with each other and serve God with sincerity, then the political turmoil will disappear.