Lesson 10: The Triumph of Grace Over Our Failure: Judah II (8:9-9:7)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 8:9-9:7. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started:

LIMITED TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 8:9-9:7.
  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 8:9-9:7 and study it on your own. Last week, we saw that Ahaz, King of Judah, failed to put his faith in God. This week we witness a faithful God who fulfills His promises. God must judge sin, yet He provides hope to a faithful. There is so much beauty in these verses for the believer! Enjoy your time gazing upon your God and Savior in His Word. Here are a few questions to get yourself started.
    1. Compare and contrast the faithful remnant (‘disciples’ Is. 8:16) with the rest of the people of Judah. How would you describe yourself and your relationship to God?
    2. As you read Isaiah 9:1-7, meditate on what God promises to do in the future for His remnant. What hope does He give them? Check out the following cross references related to this passage (Matt. 4:12-17; 2 Sam. 7:4-16; 2 Kings 8:16-19; Luke 1:31-33, 2:25-32; Isaiah 37:31-32). What do they add to your understanding?
  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:

  • Read chapter 10, “The Triumph of Grace Over Our Failure: Judah II (8:9-9:7) in Isaiah: God Saves Sinners or listen to Ray Ortlund’s sermon series on line. (Most of the sermons correspond to the chapters in his book.)
  • Listen to the sermon(s) from Pastor Liam Goligher’s sermon series on Isaiah that go along with this week’s reading.

Share what the Lord is teaching you with someone else! Feel free to use the discussion board to post questions or thoughts and interact with others. Reminder! This is your time in the Word. Do what time permits in your season of life. That might look different from week to week. God’s Word NEVER comes back void 😊

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