This Week’s Guest Post At The New Normal: Sour Grapes

black_rot-grapeThe first part of chapter 5 of Isaiah is a parable that uses an agricultural metaphor to describe both God’s high hopes for His people and Israel’s rebellion:

1 I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. 2 He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.

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