Thursday, April 17, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 63 Thursday

Isaiah chapter 41

Does God issue any commands?

  • God commands the islands to keep silence before him while His people renew their strength.
  • God commands Israel to not be afraid.
  • God commands that all prophets foretell the future and show works that may be proven. That is the only way to prove that their gods are real.

Does God make any promises?

  • God promises to be with Israel and to help them by holding them by the right hand.
  • God will give them water when they thirst.
  • God will plant trees in the wilderness.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Jesus is the righteous man of the east who was given the nations and made the ruler over kings. (verse 2)
  • Jesus is the LORD, the first and with the last. (verse 4) Remember that Jesus said He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
  • Jesus is the Holy One, the redeemer of Israel. (verses 14,16, 20)
  • Jesus is the King of Jacob. (verse 21)

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • One day all of Israel's enemies will be abolished, never to be seen again.

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