Lesson 6: The Enriching Power of Loss and Gain (3:1-4:6)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 3:1-4:6. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started:

LIMITED TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 3:1-4:6.
  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 3:1-4:6 and study it on your own. Here are some possible questions to get started.
    1. As you read Isaiah 3-4:1, why is God going to bring judgement on His people?
    2. What will His judgements look like?
    3. What do you see being contrasted in Isaiah 3:10-11? Why do you think Isaiah might have included this contrast at this point in his writing?
    4. Isaiah 4:2-6 refers to ‘the branch of the Lord’. For the Jewish people, ‘branch’ was another term for Messiah. Check out these cross references referring to ‘the branch’ and jot down what you learn. (Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 33:14-16; Zechariah 3:8; Zechariah 6:12-13)
    5. What do these New Testament verses add to your understanding of ‘the branch’? (Hebrews 1:1-3; Luke 1:31-32; Philippians 2:5-8; John 19:4-6; Eph 2:19-22)
    6. How do you see the gospel played out in Isaiah 4:2-6?
  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?

GOING DEEPER (optional): For further teaching and application, do one or more of the following:

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