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For Zion’s Sake

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Read Isaiah 66 (the last chapter of Isaiah!)
1. What does Isaiah 66:1 teach us about where God dwells?

2. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ 2 Chronicles 6:18

□ Matthew 5:34-35

□ Acts 7:48-49

□ Acts 17:24

3. Who does God say He will look upon in Isaiah 66:2?

4. What does God promise in Isaiah 66:3-4? To whom?

5. What does God say about Jerusalem in Isaiah 66:5-13?

6. What does God promise to the servants of God in Isaiah 66:24? To his enemies?

7. What prophecy is given in Isaiah 66:15-17?

8. What promise does God make to those who are scattered in Isaiah 66:18- 21?

9. What promise to the faithful do you find in Isaiah 66:22-23?

10. What does God promise to those who have transgressed against Him in Isaiah 66:24?

11. What are some of the things that struck you as you studied the book of Isaiah?

12. What have you learned from Isaiah that you can apply to your life today?

13. How have you been changed by your study of the book of the prophet Isaiah?

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Isaiah 65

Read Isaiah Chapter 65
1. Who is God talking about in Isaiah 65:1? How do you know?

2. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ Romans 9:24-26, 30
□ Romans 10:20
□ Ephesians 2:12-13
□ Deuteronomy 32:21

3. Who is God talking about in Isaiah 65:2-5? How do you know?

4. What did Jesus have to say to people similar to those described in Isaiah 65:5?
□ Matthew 9:9-13
□ Matthew 23:13-38

□ Mark 7:1-13

□ Luke 18:9-14

5. To whom is God speaking in Isaiah 65:6-7? What is He promising?

6. What is God promising in Isaiah 65:8-10? To whom?

7. Who is God speaking to in Isaiah 65:11-16? What is He promising them?

8. What is being described in Isaiah 65:17-25?

9. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ 2 Peter 3:13

□ Revelation 21:1

10. Copy Isaiah 65:24 here. Meditate on this verse. What comes to mind?


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Read Isaiah 64
1. Isaiah continues his prayer in chapter 64. What does he ask God to do in Isaiah 64:1-5? Why?

2. Isaiah makes a corporate confession in Isaiah 64:6-7. What sins does he confess on behalf of himself and the nation of Israel?

3. Copy Isaiah 64:8 here. Mediate on this. What observations can you make? Application?

4. What do these verses teach?
□ Deuteronomy 32:6
□ Psalm 100:3
□ Ephesians 2:10

5. What does Isaiah ask of God in Isaiah 64:9-12?


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I love when God reminds me that I don’t have to struggle or fight or worry. He has everything under control. The opening verses of Isaiah 43 are a perfect example of such a reminder:

But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:1-2 NLT

God holds the reins.
God controls the impact outside forces can have on me.
God is sovereign over everything.
God is concerned and monitoring the things and forces that come against me.

For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia[a] and Seba in your place. Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.
Isaiah 43:3-4 NLT

God chose me.
God values me.
God will choose those who are His–those who love Him and seek Him over those whose hearts are cold toward him.

May the Holy One of Israel speak these truths over you today in such a way that you know that He loves you and will keep you from going under or burning up. He is a good, good Father.


Dan – Israel

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Isaiah 62 to 63

Read Isaiah 62 – Jerusalem
1. What things does God promise will be true about Jerusalem in this chapter?

2. Copy Isaiah 62:11-12 here. Meditate on these verses. What do you observe? How does this encourage you?


Read Isaiah 63 – Edom
1. Where is Edom? Where did the nation of Edom come from? (Hint: Genesis 36:1) What is their relationship to Israel?

2. Who is Isaiah 63:1-6 speaking of? How do you know?

3. Read Revelation 14:19-20 and Revelation 19:13, 15. How does this passage compare to Isaiah 63:1-6? Are both passages speaking of the same person/events? Explain.

4. What does the Prophet say about the people of God in Isaiah 63:7-14?

5. In Isaiah 63:15-19, Isaiah seems to be speaking directly to God the Father. What does he speak to God about?


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Read Isaiah 61
1. Re-read Isaiah 61:1. Read Luke 4:15-21. Re-tell the story in your own words. Why was this significant?

2. What other promises are made about Messiah in Isaiah 60:2-3?

3. What promises are being made to the Jews in Isaiah 61:4-9?

4. Copy Isaiah 61:10 here. Meditate on this. Do you see your self in this verse? Explain.


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Isaiah 60 – Jerusalem!

Read Isaiah Chapter 60
1. Who is the prophet speaking of in Isaiah 60:1-3? How do you know?

2. What promise is given to non-Jews in Isaiah 60:3? Why is this important?

3. What do the following scripture passages teach us about the light?
□ Genesis 1:3

□ Exodus 13:21

□ Psalm 18:28

□ Psalm 119:105, 130

□ John 1:4-9

4. What promises are given in Isaiah 60:4-7?

5. What promises are found in Isaiah 60:8-18?


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Read Isaiah 59
1. What is the indictment in Isaiah 59:1-3? What separates us from God? Take some time and confess and repent of anything God brings to mind as you are reading and meditating on these scriptures.

2. Record some of the statements about justice the prophet makes in this chapter. Do they seem relevant to our society? The church? Give examples.

3. Record some of the statements about truth. Do they apply today? To us? Give examples?

4. How did God respond according to Isaiah 59:15-17?

5. What does God promise for the future in Isaiah 59:18-20? How does that impact you?

6. Copy Isaiah 59:21 here. Respond to this promise from God.


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Isaiah 58

Read Isaiah 58
1. What criticism does God make of their fasting in Isaiah 58:3-5?

2. What does God say about fasting, what He desires in the fast in Isaiah 58:6-12?

3. What does God promise if His people fast His way?

4. What does God say about the Sabbath in Isaiah 58:13-13-14? What promises does He make?


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