This week we are focusing on Isaiah 59:14-60:22. We are coming to the end of our study of Isaiah! May this week bring you encouragement in your walk with God! The following are some study suggestions to help you get started.
- Read through Isaiah 59:14-60:22.
- 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?
- Read Isaiah 59:14-21.
- What does God observe about the world in the opening verses?
- How does God respond?
- Verse 21 is pivotal, speaking of God’s covenant with those whole repent from sin (v.20). What two things will God give His people that He says will never depart? (see also Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:22-27; John 14:23-26; Acts 2:4)
- Read Isaiah 60. One day our Redeemer will return as a conquering warrior to judge the earth and bring glory to His people. Jot down what you observe in this chapter and compare it to the picture of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21. Meditate on this future hope of glory we have in Christ!
GOING DEEPER (optional): For further teaching and application, do one or more of the following:
- Read chapter 43, “Revival and World Renewal (59:14-60:22)” 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.
“Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
~ John 14:23-26 ~