Lesson 12: The Triumph of Grace Over Our Failure: Israel II (10:16-11:16)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 10:16-11:16. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started:


  1. Read through Isaiah 10:16-11:16.
  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?


  1. Last week we saw that God warned Israel that they would be judged for their idolatry and sin. Assyria was God’s chosen instrument to carry out this judgement, yet God stated they would receive judgement as well.
    1. What do you learn about God’s judgement on Assyria verses His judgement on Israel?
    2. Does God give Israel any hope? If so, what?
    3. What do you learn about the remnant? Where do they place their trust?
    4. Faith Booster! Check out 2 Kings 19:20-37 to see what happened to Assyria. Our God is the Majestic One!
  2. Isaiah 11 is a beautiful work of literary art conveying hope to God’s remnant in the Messiah to come. It is a Messianic poem and worth savoring! There is so much in these 16 verses. Here are a few questions to get you started.
    1. What more do you learn about this remnant?
    2. How is the Messiah described?
    3. What does the Messiah do?
    4. “…[T]he root of Jesse…shall stand as a signal for the peoples” (vs. 10), and God will “…raise a signal for the nations…” (vs. 12). Another word for signal is ‘standard’. Read John 3:14-15; 12:32; 19:18 and Romans 15:12-13. What do these verses add to your understanding of just what (or whom) this signal is?

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

  • Read chapter 12, “The Triumph of Grace Over Our Failure: Israel II (10:16-11:16)” 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 😊