Outline of Isaiah
- Troubled and unstable times during his time such as ours.
- Northern kingdom: Israel. Southern kingdom: Judah
- Mostly finely crafted poetry. Alot of emphasis on metaphor and imagery. Tenses can be inconsistent. It is persuasive literature and is relevant to our times as well.
- Always from the standpoint of God. God is always reliable and His word is always true and right as well.
- Condition of Israel was a sad reflection of the people of today.
- Always look for evidence of God's grace despite the punishment and discipline of His people and enemies. The prophecies are to strengthen out understanding of an all-knowing God. He asks that we trust Him.
- name means 'Yahweh saves
- message of warning and impending judgment
- great comfort that this man's message will bring to us
- of a high birth class. Gave advice in foreign affairs. Had access to the courts.
- ministry through 5 kings. 60 years
- a scribe documenting the histories.
- a married man and his wife was a prophetess. Had 2 sons. (Isaiah 7:3, Isaiah 8:3)
- had a transcendent view of God and saw His holiness and pureness
- God gave Isaiah his atonement before given him his ministry. Foreshadow of God's grace through Jesus.
*God is sovereign; He calls individuals to speak for Him*
- do I view God before anything else and that He is over the circumstances I am in?
- Isaiah listened to God. Do I give my wholehearted commitment to the study of Isaiah and learning God's mysteries?
2. The Mission
- Isaiah heard God call and followed
- it was not an easy and pleasant one
- sinfulness of the people who trusted other things rather than God
- God would bring judgment before bringing restoration. Prophesied the exile and spoke the very word of God
- Israel was experiencing economic gain but it was on political decline. Judah was undergoing spiritual decline as well.
- always saw God as the redeemer in the midst of hard words. Continued to persevere despite the hardship. Had an uncompromising nature and go against the evils of the nation
*Unguarded prosperity leads to self-reliance and abandonment of faith in God*
- Isaiah will point out the sin in our own lives
- wealth is God's gift and His blessing. Will I place my trust on these? Am I self-reliant?
- sin can dull our spiritual sensitivity.
- will I thank God for Jesus who cleansed me of my sins?
3. The Message
- today filled with spin-doctors. True prophets do not speak of what the people want to hear
- alot of bad messages
- Isaiah 48
- God rewards man according to his conduct
- God is an incomparable God. He is an everlasting God. Immutable, first and the last. Isaiah's message has lots of characteristics of God
- promises the great Savior
- consistent with the message of the rest of the Bible. The continual redemptive plan by God. His word is always reliable throughout and never contradict itself
*The Word of God is both reliable and eternal with the message of hope for today*
- the paradise lost will be restored by Jesus as predicted by Isaiah's message.
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