Dec 06 2010

December 2, 2010 The Book of Isaiah! Self-Study Chapters 40 – 45

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The Book of Isaiah

Please click on the linkage to the Scripture and read the verses then we will summarize what we have learned.

Isaiah 40:1-31   The prophet Isaiah follows his prediction of disaster for Judah with words of encouragement.  The Lord is the great comforter who never stops loving His people.  He gives power and strength to those who depend on Him.

Isaiah 41:1-29   In contrast to lifeless idols that are fashioned by human hands, God is the living, awesome Lord who brought all of creation into being (Gen. 1:1-24).

Isaiah 42:1-9   This is one of several “servant” passages or “Servant Songs” in Isaiah.  The nations of Judah and Israel have failed to carry out the mission of world redemption that God intended.  Therefore, He will accomplish this through one person-His coming Servant, the Messiah, His Son Jesus Christ.  Isaiah 42:10-16  This redemptive mission of God’s Servant is reason for rejoicing: “Give glory unto the Lord, and declare His praise in the islands” (v. 12).    Isaiah 42:17-25   In contrast to the faithfulness of God’s Servant, the nations of Judah and Israel have rejected the Lord and followed their own desires. 

Isaiah 43:1-28  and Isaiah 44:1-5   In spite of the unfaithfulness of His people, God forgives.  He will walk with them in their humiliation and suffering.

Isaiah 44:6-20  These are some of the most striking verses in the Bible on the worship of false gods.  How foolish it is for a person to worship something he has conceived in his mind and fashioned with his hands  (Jer. 10:1-25).

Isaiah 44:21-28  In contrast to lifeless and powerless idols, the one true God is the living and powerful redeemer of His people. 

Isaiah 45:1-13  The Lord promises to restore His people to their homeland after a period of exile in Babylonia and Persia.  This will be accomplished by the Lord, who will use King Cyrus of Persia as an instrument in His plan (v.1; see 2 Chron. 36:22-23).

Isaiah 45:14-25  The entire world will eventually turn to God because He alone offers salvation: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (v.22).

 

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