This week we are focusing on Isaiah 24:1-27:13, the last larger section of scripture that will be covered in one lesson. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started. Note: Again, it might be helpful to read these chapters in the NLT version as well.
- Read through Isaiah 24:1-27:13.
- Meditate on and/or journal the answers to the following questions.
- What does this passage teach me about God and His character?
- How does this aspect of God’s character change my view of myself?
- What should I do in response?
We have seen in Isaiah 13-23 that God is supreme over history, and solely responsible for the rise and fall of nations. Rather than give specific questions this week (there is so much to see in these chapters!), I’m going to suggest some things to look for.
- There are two different ‘cities’ and two different types of people mentioned throughout these chapters. Make some lists to find out what you learn about each and how they compare. In which group do you find yourself? Why?
- What do you learn about God? How would you describe Him?
- Is there anything that Isaiah is saying that challenges your view of who God is?
- These chapters are eschatological in nature noted by the repeated phrase ‘in that day’ or ‘on that day’. If you have the time, read Revelation 19-22 and compare the two sets of scriptures.
- Memorize a verse(s) that you can bring to mind when you find your circumstances leaving you feeling down or discouraged. Persevere dear friend! This is not our home. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is our object of faith and source of hope!
GOING DEEPER (optional): For further teaching and application, do one or more of the following:
- Read chapter 16, “The Supremacy of God Over the Nations III (24:1-27:13)” 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.
It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, that He might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”