Congratulations! You made it to the end of Isaiah! This week we are focusing on Isaiah 66. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started.
- Read through Isaiah 66:1-24.
- 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?
- The book ends with a contrast once again between two very different groups of people.
- What do you observe about the humble and contrite? How are they described? What is their destiny? Who hates them (v.5; see also Matt.10:16-22)?
- What do you observe about those who rebel against God? How are they described? What is their destiny?
- Why do you think God’s Word is so important (vv. 2,5; see also John 1:1,14)?
- There is a beautiful picture of the gospel tucked in vv. 18-21.
- God states that “a time is coming to gather the nations”. They will see His glory and He “will set a signal among them”. What or whom is that ‘signal’ (see Isaiah 7:14;11:10; John 1:14)?
- Who are the survivors and what is their mission (see Acts 4:23-31; Matthew 28:18-20)?
- How does knowing the story of redemption from beginning to end give you courage and confidence to preach the gospel to those around you?
- How will this redemption story affect your worship going forward?
GOING DEEPER (optional): For further teaching and application, do one or more of the following:
- Read chapter 48, “Revival and Worship (66:1-24)” 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.
“He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.”
~ Revelation 22:20-21~