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ISAIAH – LESSON TWENTY-FIVE


I. EXHORTATON TO GOD’S PEOPLE TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE EXALTATION OF THE SERVANTS OF JEHOVAH (54:1-17).

A. The once barren will sing with more children: possessing the nations (Gentiles) and desolate places inhabited (v.1-3).

B. God will take back his wife (Israel) and she shall cease to bear the reproach of widowhood by receiving God’s                    everlasting lovingkindness (v.4-8).

C. God’s covenant with this people as sure as his covenant with Noah concerning the waters of the flood (v.9-10).

D. In righteousness shall God’s people be established (v.11-14a).

1. Foundations established with the variegated colors of precious stones.

2. Children will be taught of Jehovah.

E. God’s servants are not to fear for God will not allow those gathered against His people will prosper (v. 14b-17).


QUESTIONS:


1. How does “the servant of Jehovah” in chapter 49:13- 53:12 tie in with chapter 54 and its focus upon “the servants of Jehovah” (v.17) ?


2. When will the servants of Jehovah once barren sing because of the abundance of children?


3. What two things will God’s people forget to cause them not to fear any longer?


4. What three relationships did the One God have with His people?


5. God never has forsaken His people. (T) (F)


6. To what event in history does God appeal in order to establish that his covenant of lovingkindness with his people is everlasting?


7. Describe the future foundations and windows housing God’s people by describing it’s:

(a) colors:

(b) glory:


8. Describe the inward strength that will characterize God’s people in the future?


9. Why will God’s servants not have to fear those who are gathered against them?


10. How does Isaiah 54 portray the future of God’s servants as those servants

comprising the Lord’s church?




ISAIAH – LESSON TWENTY-SIX


I. INVITATION TO COME AND TAKE OF THE SALVATION OF JEHOVAH (55:1-13)


A. Spiritual thirsty and hungry invited to partake of spiritual blessings that cannot be purchased with money (v. 1-2).


B. Invitation to all to come and live a life based upon the covenant of the sure mercies of David (v. 3-5).

1. The Messiah coming in the place of David will be a leader and commander to the peoples.

2. The nations shall heed the glorified Messiah’s call.  

 

C. The wicked and unrighteous encouraged to return to Jehovah for abundant pardon         (v. 6-13)

 1. Do so now – while Jehovah can be found

 2. Demands forsaking wicked ways and unrighteous thoughts

 3. Recognizing God’s ways and thoughts as above ours.

4. God’s word comes to earth and will not return to God void – His purposes will be accomplished.

5. Those heeding God’s call of pardon will go out with peace and joy – nature bearing witness of the joy.

6. These blessings are a sign establishing the name of God forever.


QUESTIONS:

1. What three physical blessings does Isaiah offer from God?  How do you know that they stand for spiritual blessings from God?


2. What is characterized as an everlasting covenant?  How do you know that its promises would be obtained in Christ?  


3. What two identifying characteristics would be seen in the one who was to come in the place of David?  


4. Who would hear the call of the One glorified by God?


5. “__________________ ye Jehovah while He may be found; ___________________ ye upon Him while He is _______________________.”


6. Will people always be able to find God?


7. What two things must one forsake if he or she is to find pardon from God”


8. What kind of pardon does God provide?


9. How does Isaiah describe the ways and thoughts of God?


10. Why is this description of God’s ways and thoughts important for the wicked and unrighteous to understand?


11. God’s word coming from heaven will not return to Him _______________________.


12. How does the rain and snow from heaven offer a good illustration for the activity of God’s word?


13.   What benefit does understanding this quality of God’s word have for the people in Isaiah’s day?


14. Who is going to have joy and peace?


15. God __________________ His people will be establishing a ______________________ for Him, and an everlasting __________________ that shall __________________ be cut off.