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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?



ISAIAH – LESSON TWENTY-FOUR

I. THE REJECTION AND EXALTATION OF THE SERVANT OF JEHOVAH (52:13-53:12).

A. Jehovah’s servant shall deal wisely and be exalted among nations after being the object of astonishment (52:13-15).

B. The message of Jehovah’s servant is not believed (53:1-3).

1. Grew up as a tender plant or as a root out of dry ground.

2. No comeliness –without beauty that would draw people to him.

3. Jehovah’s servant is despised and rejected of man.

4. Jehovah’s servant is a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

C. Jehovah’s servant bears man’s griefs, sorrows and iniquities (53:4-6).

1. Smitten of God

2. Chastisement of our peace is upon him

3. By His stripes are we healed.

D. Jehovah’s servant meets oppression, affliction and death vicariously and willingly (53:7-9).

1. As a lamb that is lead to the slaughter- opens not his mouth.

2. He dies for the transgression of his people.

3. His grave made with the wicked and with a rich man.

E. Jehovah’s servant’s vicarious suffering and death will satisfy God as an offering for sin (53:10-12).

1. God, satisfied with servant’s death, will prolong servant’s days.

2. Through knowledge of servant many will be justified.

3. God will identify his servant among the great and strong.


QUESTIONS:

1. “The Lord’s servant shall deal ___________, and shall be _____________ and _____________ up, and shall be very high”


2. Why are the above facts about the Lord’s servant so astonishing?


3. What was the message of Jehovah?  How was it received?


4. How did people react to Jehovah’s servant as he grew up among men?


5. How did Jesus fulfill Isaiah 53:4 as one who bore man’s sicknesses or griefs ?


6. Why was the Lord’s servant smitten by God with death?


7. What healing did man receive through the death of the Lord’s servant?


8. How would the Lord’s servant meet his oppression and affliction?  Who fulfilled Isaiah 53: 7-8?


9. With whom was the Lord’s servant’s grave made?  What is the significance of this according to Isaiah?


10. What will happen with Jehovah’s servant once his death is accepted as an offering for sin?


11. What will be the blessing of those who gain the knowledge of the Lord’s servant?


12. What three ways does Jesus fulfill Isaiah 53:12?