Here are a few thought that come to mind from reading theses passages today:
1. Chapters 14-24 is covered with prophesy of the Lord “opening up a can” on the people who are living apart from Him.
2. It’s no wonder the people of Israel misread the Lord’s prophesy about the long-expected King (Jesus) being a warrior king.
3. The tone begins to change in chapters 25-27 to words of praise to the Lord.
4. My favorite verse in this section of scripture is: “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” (Isaiah 26:8)