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ISAIAH – LESSON TWENTY-TWO


I. THE SERVANT OF JEHOVAH SPEAKS TO THE GENTILE WORLD AND REPROVES A DESPONDENT ZION (49:1-26).

A. The servant of Jehovah will preserve Israel and be a light to the Gentiles –

prophecy of the coming Messiah (v.1-7).

B. The servant of Jehovah is given as a covenant for God’s people and will

comfort those who are afflicted (v. 8-13).

C. The servant of Jehovah reproves Zion who thinks in captivity she has been

forgotten by God (v. 14-26).


1. Even if a woman forgets her sucking child – God does not forget his people (v.14-16).

2. Abundance of God’s children will fill the once desolate land (v.17-21).

3. Sons and daughters of Israel will be delivered by nations, and kings and queens will be in obedience to them (v.22-23).

4. God will contend with Israel’s oppressors and save Israel’s children (v. 24-26).


QUESTIONS:

1. Who are the peoples from afar to which the servant of Jehovah speaks?


2. How “close” is the servant of Jehovah to Jehovah?


3. From verses 1-8 prove that “servant of Jehovah” is one of the following:

(a). Israel

(b). Isaiah

(c). Messiah – Jesus Christ

(d). Cyrus


4. What are the blessings that God’s mercy will provide for his people in captivity?


5. In what two ways does Jehovah show that He will not forget His people?


6. How does Isaiah show that Zion will be filled again with “abundance” of people?


7. How will the nations treat Israel when Jehovah delivers His people?


8. What two facts regarding Jehovah will His people understand when they are delivered?


9. How will Jehovah make Himself known as Israel’s Saviour, Redeemer and Mighty One of Jacob?




ISAIAH – LESSON TWENTY-THREE


I. APPEAL FOR ISRAEL TO AWAKE AND LOOK TO THE WORD OF

JEHOVAH’S SERVANT FOR THEIR ULTIMATE SALVATION (50:1-

52:12).

A. Israel has first rejected God – not Him them (50:1-3).

B. Jehovah is with His obedient servant – He and his word will prevail over his enemies (50:4-11).

C. Appeal to Israel to look to God and the law of righteousness and not be dismayed by the reproach of men (51:1-8).

D. Appeal for Israel to awake from their disobedience and arm themselves with

Jehovah ‘s power and comfort in His salvation (51:9-52:12).

1. Awake and rely upon Jehovah’s arm of strength and be comforted by being freed from captivity (51:9-16).

2. Awake to no longer be drunken by God’s wrath (51:17-23).

3. Awake to be gloriously clothed with freedom from oppression in captivity (52:1-12).

a. The beautiful feet of the watchman bringing news of salvation.

b. God will protect his people in their departing from captivity.


QUESTIONS:

1. What two laws from the Law of Moses does Isaiah present to show that God had not rejected His people?


2. What was the reason for God’s people being taken to captivity?


3. How had God proven that His hand is not shortened nor does He lack the power to deliver his people?


4. What does the Lord’s servant offer the weary?


5. What strength does the Lord’s servant have to go through the persecution of 50:9

from his adversaries?


6. How does one manifest that he fears Jehovah?


7. What will be the end of those who kindle the fire against God’s people?


8. To whom does Isaiah encourage his people to look unto?


9. What can God do with the wilderness places?


10. What shall go forth from Jehovah that will establish justice and offer light to all?


11. What does God want us to see by looking and the heaven above and the earth beneath?


12. Why should God’s people not be dismayed by the reproach of men or be afraid of man?


13. Who was Rahab upon whom God had manifested his power in days of old?


14. How does Jehovah connect Himself with His people in 51:16?


15. Jerusalem was drunken from what?


16. What is Jerusalem arising from when He awakes her to be clothed with beautiful garments?


17. What did Isaiah mean that Assyria had oppressed God’s people “without cause?


18. What makes the watchman’s feet so beautiful? How is this passage fulfilled in the New Testament?


19. Why should the waste places of Jerusalem sing and rejoice?


20. Why do God’s redeemed people not have to depart in haste?