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ISAIAH – LESSON FIFTEEN
INTRODUCTION: Historical background concerning Hezekiah’s sickness and recovery
(2 Kings 20:1-
I. KING HEZEKIAH’S SICKNESS AND RECOVERY (Chapters 38-
A. Isaiah sent to a sick Hezekiah to inform him to prepare to die (38:1).
B. Hezekiah turns face to wall to pray to God with tears for the sparing of his life
C. God sends Isaiah to Hezekiah answering Hezekiah’s prayer by saying that God is giving him fifteen more years of life -
D. Hezekiah’s writing of thanksgiving regarding his deliverance from imminent death by God (38:9-
E. Embassy from King of Babylon sends letter and present to Hezekiah regarding news of King Hezekiah’s recovery from death threatening sickness (39:1-
F. Isaiah rebukes Hezekiah of showing Babylon all the treasuries of the house of Jehovah and predicts that Babylon will take the treasuries with Hezekiah’s offspring away
1. What did God send to say to a sick Hezekiah?
2. What did God hear and see in Hezekiah that caused Him to give Hezekiah fifteen more years of life on earth?
3. In Hezekiah’s life, was prayer an important and effectual practice?
4. What “means” were used to cause Hezekiah to recovery from his life threatening sickness?
5. What “miraculous sign” was given to assure Hezekiah that he would recover?
6. What was the “dial of Ahaz”?
7. In Hezekiah’s writing after his recovery, establish his “views” concerning the following:
(a). the present time in years of his life –
(b). His existence after death –
(c). His helplessness in oppression-
(d). Reasons for his hope of recovery –
(e). His appreciation for his recovery from sickness –
(f). What he will do when recovered –
8. What was Hezekiah’s sin in connection with Babylon’s rejoicing over Hezekiah’s recovery from sickness?
9. What does Isaiah prophesy as to the consequences of Hezekiah’s error?
10. How does Hezekiah manifest a “humble” attitude towards the word of God?
ISAIAH – LESSON SIXTEEN
I. COMFORT FOR GOD’S PEOPLE: GOD IS COMING WITH STRENGTH (Chapter 40).
A. Voices of comfort directed towards Zion (v. 1-
1. Jerusalem’s sins pardoned (v.1-
2. A highway prepared for all flesh to see the glory of God (v.3-
3. Jehovah and His word stand forever (v.6-
4. Good tidings for Judah because Jehovah is coming as the mighty one and comforting shepherd (v.9-
B. The incomparable God -
1. Jehovah greater than His creation.
2. Jehovah has no counselors to teach and direct Him.
3. Jehovah greater than the nations.
4. Jehovah greater than idols.
C. God has not forgotten Israel – He comes to renew her strength (v. 27-
1. What was looked upon as being accomplished that could be of comfort for Jerusalem?
2. Had Jerusalem literally received double punishment for her sins?
3. Why does a voice cry for a “highway” to be prepared?
4. How do we know that this prophecy will be fulfilled?
5. Who fulfilled this prophecy as being the voice crying in the wilderness?
6. How are people like “grass”?
7. What shall stand forever?
8. What does a voice cry out for Jerusalem to behold?
9. How is God like a “mighty one”?
10. How is God like a “shepherd”?
11. How is God “larger” than heaven and earth?
12. Where did God get his knowledge and understanding of the way of justice?
13. What are the nations like before Jehovah?
14. How is God magnified by Lebanon’s insufficiency?
15. What determines the glory and stability of idols?
16. God is He “who sitteth above the ____________ of the _______________, and the inhabitants thereof are as __________________. “
17. When you look at the sky, what actions of God does Isaiah invite you to consider as you dwell under the heavens?
18. When you look at the stars and planets what three facts should you consider regarding God?
19. What does a complaining Israel need to know about God?
20. What does a complaining Israel need to do regarding their relationship with God? What blessing from God will they receive?