Lesson 24: That All the Kingdom of the Earth May Know (37:8-38)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 37:8-38. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started. Note: Isaiah 36-39 is paralleled in 2 Kings 18:13-20:19.

LIMITED TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 37:8-38.
  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:

Sennacherib sent out messengers a second time to King Hezekiah calling for him to surrender.

  1. What is the message? (vv. 8-13)
  2. How does Hezekiah respond to this second threat (vv. 14-20)? (Compare this to Isiah 37:1-4 from last week.)
  3. Observe Hezekiah’s prayer. What does he believe about God? What is his request, and why does he make it?
  4. How does God respond to Hezekiah’s prayer? (vv. 21-35)
    1. What do you learn about God?
    2. What does God say he will do? Why?
  5. What happened to Sennacherib and his army (vv. 36-38)?
  6. Do you live your life in such a way that God gets the glory? Why or why not? What does a God-glorifying life look like?

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

  • Read chapter 24, That All the Kingdom of the Earth May Know (37:8-38)” 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.

“I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” ~ Isaiah 42:8 ~

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