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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.




ISAIAH – LESSON TWENTY-SEVEN


I. ETHICAL PRONOUNCEMENTS (Isaiah 56:1-57:21)


A. Exhortation to righteous living with consolation and hope for proselytes and eunuchs (Isa. 56:1-8).

1. God’s blessings upon those who live righteously and do not profane the Sabbath (v. 1-2).

2. Foreigners who have joined God’s people and eunuchs who live righteously will be accepted and blessed (v. 3-8).


B. Rebuke of leaders of Israel for their neglect of duty and for the errors of the people of Israel (Isa. 56:9- 57:21)

1. Israel’s leaders have failed as warning watchmen and have become dumb dogs in their self-centered greed (56:9-12).

2. The righteous have been killed but will escape the evil to come upon the unrighteous (57:1-2).

3. The rebuke of the unrighteous acts is connected with the people’s idolatry (57:11-13).

4. The object of people’s reverential fear will not save them (57:11-13).

5. God will dwell with and bless the contrite and humble in heart – no peace for the wicked (57:14-21).

 


QUESTIONS:


1. What should the people do because God’s salvation was near?


2. What salvation was near?  


3. What is the character of the “foreigner” who does not have to fear being excluded among God’s people?


4. What three righteous acts does the eunuch do that will bring God’s blessings?


5. Why does the eunuch not have to remain in despair because he is a “dry tree?”


6. Whom are the beasts of the field invited by God to devour?


7. Give three characterizations of the “watchmen” who have failed in their responsibility to “watch”?


8. What blindness did the watchmen or shepherds manifest?  


9. What was not being considered as the righteous were perishing in Israel?


10. What attitude did the idolaters have toward the righteous?


11. To what “god” were the children of the people of Israel being sacrificially slain?


12. Why is it especially such a sad state for the people of Israel to have a memorial to their gods behind their door and posts?


13.   To whom did Israel in their idolatry appeal to for strength?


14. What will all the works of the idolatrous people do for them?


15. With whom does the High and Lofty and Holy God dwell?


16. Why will God not always contend with His people?


17. Why did God smite His people?  What immediate effect did it have on His people?


18. Who will have peace with God?


19. What are the wicked like?