Lesson 4: Our Urgent Need: A New Self-Awareness III (1:21-31)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 1:21-31. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started:

LIMITED TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 1:21-31.
  2. Meditate on and/or journal the answers to the following questions.
    1. What does this passage teach me about God and His character?
    2. How does this aspect of God’s character change my view of myself?
    3. What should I do in response?

MORE TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 1:21-31 and study it on your own. Here are some possible questions to get started.
    1. What has the “faithful city” become (v.1)? What does that mean?
    2. How do the inhabitants of this unfaithful city treat each other (vs.21-23)?
    3. Verse 24 begins with “therefore”. Based on the charges God just laid out against His people, what is God going to do to Jerusalem and His people(vs. 24-28)?
    4. Note the two different types of people and their responses to God. What are the consequences to their actions (vs. 27-31)?
    5. For fun, take a look at Jeremiah 33:7-11 and Revelation 21:9-27. What do you learn about God’s distant future for this present unfaithful city and its inhabitants?
  2. Meditate on or journal the answers to the following questions.
    1. What does this passage teach me about God and His character?
    2. How does this aspect of God’s character change my view of myself?
    3. What should I do in response?

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