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This study picks up where Isaiah chapter 2 (part 1) left off.

Read Isaiah Chapter 2

1. What does God say He will judge in verses 12-16?

2. What will be the results of the day of the LORD according to verses 17-21?

The day of the Lord is in contrast to the day of man, which is this present evil age when God is permitting men to take their own way, try out their own plans, and be independent of His authority. In the coming day of the Lord, high and low, rich and poor, learned and ignorant, all alike will be “brought low” before the God they have defied or forgotten.
–Isaiah, by H.A. Ironside

3. Copy Isaiah 2:22. What is being said in this verses?

4. What do you learn from these verses?
□ Proverbs 23:17-18

□ Proverbs 24:1-2

5. What is being described in Isaiah 2:19-21?

6. Read Revelation 19:11-16. How does that passage relate to these final verses in Isaiah 2?

7. What application to your own life can you make from Chapter 2 of Isaiah? What prophecies are given that have not yet been fulfilled?

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In Isaiah 2:1 to 4:6, Isaiah gives his second message. He speaks of the temple of the Lord (Isaiah 2:1-5), the Day of the Lord (Isaiah 2:6-3:26), and the Branch of the Lord (Isaiah 4:2-6)

Read Isaiah Chapter 2
1. What is the word concerning according to Isaiah 2:1?

2. What time frame is given for the events described in Isaiah 2:2-4?

3. What is being foretold in verses 2 to 4?

4. Where (in what city) will the house of the Lord be established? What further information are you given about it in the opening verses?

According to Warren Wiersbe, Isaiah the prophet ‘looked ahead to the time when God’s righteous kingdom would be established and the temple would become the center for the worldwide worship of the Lord. In Isaiah’s day, the Jews were adopting the false gods of the Gentiles; but the day would come when the Gentiles would abandon their idols and worship the true God of Israel. The nations would also lay down their weapons and stop warring. These promises must not be “spiritualized” and applied to the church, for they describe a literal kingdom of righteousness and peace. The Jewish temple will be rebuilt, and the Word of God will go forth from Jerusalem to govern the nations of the world.’
–Be Comforted: Isaiah, Warren W. Weirsbe

5. What are the 3 results listed from the arrival of the Judge and His judging between nations in Isaiah 2:4?

6. Read Micah 4:1-4. What do you notice about these verses and the verses from Isaiah 2:2-4?

7. What reasons are given for God having forsaken His people, the house of Jacob in verse 6?

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Verses 8-9?

8. What is described in verses 10 to 11?

9. What do the following verses teach?
□ 2 Samuel 22:28

□ 2 Chronicles 7:14

□ Psalm 101:5

□ Proverbs 16:18

□ 2 Timothy 3:1-5

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Isaiah – Chapter 1 (Part 2)

This post continues from where our last post on Isaiah chapter 1 left off.

Read Isaiah chapter 1

1. In verses 18 to 20, what is God asking in these verses? Promising?

2. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ Psalm 51:7

□ Hebrews 9:14

□ 1 John 1:7

□ Revelation 1:5

□ Revelation 7:14

3. What city is being described in verses 21 to 23? What is said of her?

4. What promises does God make in verses 24 to 31? Why?

5. Review Isaiah Chapter 1. There is much to consider in this chapter. What can you take and apply to your own life? What promises to you find for yourself? What commands apply to you? What exhortation is meant for you?

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Jerusalem – Western Wall

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Isaiah – Chapter 1 (Part 1)

Unlike Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the Prophet Isaiah did not begin his book with an account of his call to ministry. This he gives in chapter 6. Instead, he started with a probing examination of Judah’s present situation and gave a passionate plea for God’s people to return to the Lord.
–Be Comforted: Isaiah, by Warren W. Weirsbe

Read Isaiah Chapter 1
1. Whose vision is being laid out in this chapter? What was the vision concerning?

2. In verses 2 to 3, of whom is Isaiah speaking? What does he say of them?

3. In verse 4, how does he describe the nation of Israel? Why?

4. How is Israel described in verses 5 to 6?

5. What is the picture that is painted of the land in verses 7 to 8?

6. What do you learn about the LORD of hosts in verse 9? Why is this important?

7. Review Leviticus chapters 1 through 7. What is described in these chapters? Provide an overview or summary of the contents. What is the significance of these chapters?

8. What does God say of their sacrifices in verse 10 to 15? What is their problem?

9. What do the following verses teach?
□ Deuteronomy 6:6, 17

□ Deuteronomy 10:12

□ Deuteronomy 30:10

□ Psalm 24:3-4

□ Psalm 119:34

10. In verses 16 to 17, God suggests a remedy. List the things He tells them to do. What do you notice?

11. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ Psalm 34:14

□ Jeremiah 22:3

□ Micah 6:8

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ISAIAH 58:11

The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11 (NKJV)

This verse is filled with great promises offering hope. The Lord will:

1) guide you continually,
2) satisfy your soul in drought,
3) strengthen your bones,
4) make you a flourishing garden, and
5) make you a never-failing spring of water.

1) The Lord will guide. The road may be uncertain. The road may be bumpy. It may be very dark ahead. You may have no idea where you are going (most of us don’t), but He is with us. He will lead and guide us continually. God is our G.P.S.–He knows exactly where we are at any moment, and He will take us to where we need to be next. See Exodus 13:21-22.

2) The Lord will satisfy your soul in drought. Spiritual drought is inevitable. Just as there are mountain tops and valleys in the spiritual life, there are also deserts to cross. As we pass through the desert seasons, we experience drought. We get all dried up. God brings water of the word to refresh us and hydrate us. Then He brings His Spirit to seal us and protect us from the heat and dryness until the season changes.

3) The Lord will strengthen your bones. In life, we can grow weary. It can be the result of physical illness, aging or simply from trials and tests that sap our strength. God sees this need in our life, and He promises to restore us to strength. See Isaiah 40:31.

4) He promises to make us like watered gardens. In my mind’s eye, I see the watered garden, a beautiful tapestry of diverse shades of green leaves and stems, along with all different colored flowers, The word that comes to mind is life. A well-watered garden brings forth life. Psalm 1promises that the man who delights and meditates in God’s law will “be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3. The prophet Jeremiah said, “blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8.

5) He promises we will be springs of water that never fail. In John 7:38, Jesus promised, “he who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. The living water that flows out of us–believers—will bring life to those around us.

For further study on this passage:
1. Recall a time of drought either at the time of your salvation or in your walk with God when He satisfied your soul. Describe in a few sentences or paragraphs that experience.

2. When you imagine a watered garden, what do you see? How do you see (or not see) yourself like a watered garden?

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Isaiah 41:10 reads as follows:  “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

  • Fear Not – He only says this because He knows I will be filled with fear.
  • For I am with you – He understands my  frame – that I don’t want to be alone, that when He is with me, I feel less afraid, and I can go a little further.
  • Be not dismayed – The definition of dismayed is “to be filled with dread or apprehension, to be anxious or afraid, to lose confidence or courage in the face of trouble or danger.”  That pretty well describes me.  I am am confident and courageous until the trouble comes.
  • For I am your God – When I fully grasp the meaning and implication of this concept – the God of creation, the Almighty God, the One who parted the Red Sea and held back the flooded Jordon, the One who raised Jesus from the dead – He says of me, “I am your God.”  What more could I need?
  • I will strengthen you – He knows I am left weak from the fear.
  • Yes, I will help you – He is reassuring me.  He alone is my help and my deliverer.
  • I will uphold you with my righteous right hand – In the end, I will stand because He is holding me up.  It is His justice, His righteousness that will allow me to stay the course.

Beloved, do not be afraid.  Our God will supply all your needs through Christ Jesus.  He is with you.  He will never leave or forsake you.

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