This week we are focusing on Isaiah 62:8-63:14. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started.
- Read through Isaiah 62:8-63:14.
- 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 62:8-12. God is preparing a place for His people.
- What does Isaiah say about this place?
- What will God call His people?
- How do these descriptions affect the way you see yourself in God’s eyes?
- Read Isaiah 63:1-6. These verses are sobering! We see a picture of Christ’s triumph over evil.
- Isaiah is speaking as a watchman on the wall (62:6). What two questions does he ask? How are they answered?
- Read Revelation 6:15-17 and 19:11-16. What more do you observe about this “one who comes from Edom”?
- Read Isaiah 63:7-14. Just as Jesus will come to judge evil, Isaiah reminds us of His steadfast love and compassion for those who trust in Him. Outline or summarize these verses.
- What do you observe?
- How will you respond to what Jesus has done for you?
GOING DEEPER (optional): For further teaching and application, do one or more of the following:
- Read chapter 45, “Revival and the Wrath of the Lamb (62:8-63:14)” 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.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
~ John 3:16-18 ~