Week of November 23

November 23 -- Isaiah 5-6

1) What imagery did Isaiah use to illustrate the sin and ingratitude of Israel in 5:1-7?

2) What qualities of God's character and nature are revealed in 6:1-9?

  1. Holiness
  2. Sovereignty
  3. Forgiveness
  4. All of the above

November 24 -- Isaiah 7-8

1) What sign was promised by God, even though King Ahaz had not asked for one (see 7:14-15)? How is this fulfilled in the Gospels?

2) What symbol of coming judgment did God use to describe the invading armies of the Assyrians (see 8:7-8)?

  1. Swarming locusts
  2. Flooding river
  3. Suffocating sandstorm
  4. None of the above

November 25 -- Isaiah 9

1) Where would the coming Messiah appear and minister, bringing light and joy and liberty according to verses 1-5 (see Matthew 4:14-16)?

2) What names are given the child to be born, the son who is given who will one day rule and reign (v. 6-7)?

  1. Wonderful Counselor
  2. Mighty God
  3. Everlasting Father
  4. Prince of Peace
  5. All of the above

November 26 -- Isaiah 10

1) What modern governmental practices compare to the "iniquitous decrees" and "writing oppression" that resulted in the unjust treatment of the weak (v. 1-2)?

  1. Public Policies
  2. Laws and Statutes
  3. Executive Orders
  4. Court Rulings
  5. All of the above

2) According to verses 20-21, what words of hope did the prophet offer the children of Israel on the other side of God's judgment? And how does God describe the destruction He decreed in verse 22?

November 27 -- Isaiah 11-12

1) Who is the coming "Branch" (11:1-5) and what glorious promise did God make to the nations and to the scattered remnant of Israel and Judah (11:9-12)? See also Jeremiah 23:5-8 and 33:15-16 for more on the Branch.

2) What will God's people say in the day they joyfully "draw water from the wells of salvation" (see John 7:37)?

  1. Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His name
  2. Make known among the nations what He has done
  3. Proclaim that His name is exalted
  4. Sing to the Lord for the glorious things He has done
  5. All of the above

November 28 -- Isaiah 13

1) In verse 9 the prophet looks ahead to the "Day of the Lord." Who will be punished on that day of wrath (see v. 11)?

2) According to verse 17, what nation or people will carry out God's wrath on Babylon?

November 29: 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?