Saturday, March 22, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 59 Tuesday

Isaiah 26:1-27:13

Does God issue any commands?

  • No.

Does God make any promises?

  • God tells them that they would be taken from their land but that He would nourish it. Then they would return to it and worship Him in Jerusalem. 27:2-13

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • Jesus was the one they were waiting for like an expectant woman anticipating childbirth. All others on whom the nation trusted were empty promises. 26:17-18
  • Jesus is the one who defeats the dragon/serpent/leviathan with His sword. 27:1 (See Revelation 19.)

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Isaiah continued to sing a hymn of praise. In 26:1 he says that this song will be sung in the day that these things come to past. (Maybe we should get a head start on it! Can we memorize more of this passage than verse 3?) 
  • Salvation is the walls and bulwarks of His City. The gates are open so that the righteous may enter! 26:1-2
  • Eternity holds perfect peace and strength! 26:3-4
  • The proud will be brought low. The lowly will be exalted. 26:5-6
  • The nation is like a woman in childbirth: in pain trying to bring forth! Romans 8:22 says that the whole creation groans and travails! Revelation chapter 12 tells of the woman giving birth. (A reference to the nation of Israel being the nations through whom Jesus was born?)
  • Isaiah says that dead men will live and that his dead body will live again also! The earth will cast out the dead that are in her. 26:19-21
  • The serpent/dragon/leviathan will be punished by God's strong sword. Revelation chapter 19 says that God defeats the beast with his sword (God's sword is two-edged: it's the Bible! The God who spoke the world into existence will speak the word and the beast will die.)
  • Israel will blossom and bud to fill the world with fruit. 27:6

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