READING THE BIBLE IN 52 WEEKS
ISAIAH CHAPTERS 1-39
On October 3, 2012, we start the final 17 books in the Old Testament, the Prophets. We open this last section of the Old Testament by studying the Book of Isaiah. This is one of the greatest books in the Word of God and I pray you will join us for this extraordinary journey!
Remember: THREE-A-DAY IS THE EASIEST WAY! There are 1,189 Chapters in the Bible and to read the whole Bible in 52 Weeks, one must read an average of 3.25 Chapters every day!
Here in week thirty-six, we are learning from the book of my favorite Old Testament Prophet, Isaiah. The Book of Isaiah has been called the Fifth Gospel of the Bible and for good reason. Please read prayerfully and carefully the Book of Isaiah and answer the following questions:
What did the name Isaiah mean?
Who was King Uzziah and in which year did he die?
Isaiah Chapters 1-6 are called the Lord’s “indictment against the nation.” Why did the LORD bring charges against Judah in these chapters?
Who was the Daughter of Zion referred to in Isaiah 1:8?
Where in the New Testament is Isaiah 1:9 quoted and by whom?
What is the name of the great hymn of the church that came from Isaiah 6:1-3?
In Chapter 6 God called Isaiah to become His prophet. What did God do to purify Isaiah in Chapter 6 and what did God use to accomplish this purification?
Isaiah is called the messianic prophet because he prophesied about the Messiah. Where in Chapter 7 do we find Isaiah’s prophesy about Jesus’ birth? Where in the New Testament is the same name for Jesus that is in Chapter 7?
Can you show at least five more messianic prophecies of Jesus the Christ in Isaiah Chapters 7 thru 39?
In which verses in Chapter 11 do you see the often quoted Scripture about the animals that symbolize peace among nations that will come through the Messiah? Where is the prophecy in Chapter 11 about a little child leading them?
In Chapters 13-23 we find God’s judgment against other nations. Can you name at least five nations, other than Judah, that God pronounces His judgment against in Chapters 13-23?
God does not restrict His judgment to just non-Jewish nations in these chapters, He also pronounced judgment against Jerusalem. Where in Chapters 13-23 does God pronounce His judgment against Jerusalem?
Chapter 24 is about God’s judgment of the world for destroying His beautiful creation, the Earth. Which verses could also be a prophecy about how today we have misused Mother Earth? What does Chapter 24 says to those who claim there is no global warming so they can keep on putting polluting the atmosphere?
In which chapters does Isaiah prophesy about the beautiful blessings from God when the kingdom comes to earth?
In which chapters does Isaiah prophesy about the woes that will come to nations and people who refused to obey his prophesies from God?
In which chapters does Isaiah prophesy about the LORD’s day of vengeance and the LORD’s day of blessing?
In Isaiah 38:1 we find the very well-known and sometimes misunderstood quote from Isaiah to Hezekiah that the Lord said it was time “put your house in order.” Where did we see this same quote earlier in the Old Testament? What did we learn then about how this quote is sometimes misunderstood and improperly taught as just a warning from God when it really has another message, too?
What were the two parts of the judgment of God that Isaiah prophesied to Hezekiah after he found out that Hezekiah had given the Babylonians a tour to show off his treasures?
Even after God had answered his prayer and spared his life, Hezekiah still allowed the Babylonians flattery to cause his downfall? How can what happened to Hezekiah be a lesson for us today as Christians, especially Christian leaders?
REFLECTIONS: What are your favorite verses of Isaiah in Chapters 1-39 and why?
PLEASE READ ISAIAH CHAPTERS 40-66 FOR OCTOBER 10, 2012