God announces judgment on the land due in part to the ways that those with wealth and power have expanded their property portfolios. Isaiah indicates that property expansion results in a breakdown in personal and community social structures by taking “place” away from others.
Questions for Reflection:
- How do you see people today “adding house to house and joining field to field”?
- Why do you think people aspire to purchase time-shares, vacation condos, winter homes in Florida, summer homes in Michigan, downtown weekend condos, etc?
- Do you own extra property? How could you use it to “give place” to others?