Week of January 11

Week of January 11

January 11: Isaiah 58

1) What kind of fasting did God reject?

2) What kind of fasting does God require?

January 12: Isaiah 59

1) What was the cause of Israel's separation from God in v. 1-2?

2) What was the result of their sin?

  1. Justice is turned back
  2. Righteousness stands far away
  3. Truth has stumbled in the public squares
  4. All of the above

January 13: Isaiah 60-61

1) In this preview of the coming Kingdom of God, what will be the source of light according to 60:19-20?

2) What was the mission of the Messianic Servant of the LORD in 61:1-2, a passage Jesus said He fulfilled (see Luke 4:16-22)?

  1. Bring good news to the poor
  2. Bind up the brokenhearted
  3. Proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound
  4. Proclaim the year of the Lord's favor
  5. All of the above

January 14: Isaiah 62-63

1) What were the LORD's watchmen to do as they were posted on the walls of Jerusalem (62:6-7)?

  1. Sleep
  2. Take a break
  3. Watch, warn, and pray without ceasing
  4. None of the above

2) Isaiah presents a striking picture in 63:1-6 that previews the Second Coming of Messiah. What are some traits given that identify the risen and returning Lord (see also Rev. 19:11-16)?

January 15: Isaiah 64

1) What did Isaiah and the people of his day long for in v. 1-4?

  1. God to come down from heaven
  2. Make His name known to their enemies
  3. Act on their behalf like He did in the past
  4. All of the above

2) How does Scripture view our so-called "righteous" deeds, which we might attempt to use to justify our standing with God (v. 6)?

January 16: Isaiah 65

1) Compare v. 1-2 to Romans 10:20-21. Who was God speaking of when He said, "I was found by those who did not seek me?"

  1. Jews
  2. Gentiles
  3. Neither of the above

2) What prophetic preview does Isaiah give us in v. 17-25? (Compare with Rev. 21:1-4)

January 17: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?