SUMMARY OF ISAIAH 41:1-44:23
Let the idolatrous nations speak. God declares He’s the one who has made all of Creation. The nations tremble. God is with Israel. He strengthens them. God helps His people and redeems them. He will not forsake His people.
He tells the idolaters to present their case, but they can’t because they are false.
God speaks of His servant (Jesus) who will have his Spirit on him. He will establish justice on earth and be a light to the Gentiles. The Lord will be praised, and He will never forsake His people. God calls out to those who are deaf and blind to Him to turn to Him. The pain of life is meant to draw them back to God.
God created us. That we are His. That He is with us. We will not drown nor be burned. For God is our God. We are precious and honored in His sight. He loves us.
Gather the nations to see if their gods are right. God’s people are His witnesses; He’s the only one who can save. God will have revenge on Babylon. He tells Israel to forget their exile, as He will do new things. Their sins will be forgiven.
God tells His people to not be afraid. He will pour out His spirit on us.
There is no other god than Him. Idols are worthless and those who make idols are nothing. They know nothing and see nothing.
God tells Israel to remember He made them. He will not forget them. He has redeemed them.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 20, Day 3: Isaiah 41:1-44:23
6a) Idols are worthless. They can’t do anything. They are merely creations of mankind. God created mankind, so only He is worthy of worship and belief. When people believe in something other than God, they have nothing — no hope, no strength, no future. God is a jealous God, and when someone worships idols, it angers Him.
b) Anything can be an idol, and people make idols out of others, material possessions, and anything they put above God in their lives.
b) Jesus’ mission is to bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will speak to the deaf and the blind of Israel. He will bring justice to the nations. In him there is hope.
8 ) It’s good to remember that God created us. That we are His. That He is with us. We will not drown nor be burned. For God is our God. We are precious and honored in His sight. He loves us. When we feel unloved or abandoned, remember God’s promises. We are not alone; we never have been. So, hold God tight.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 20, Day 3: Isaiah 41:1-44:23
LONG passages and lots of reading. The gist: only Jesus and God can save. Idols are worthless.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 20, Day 3: Isaiah 41:1-44:23
God calls all lands to renew their strength, even those who don’t believe in Him. God asks them who is in charge of human history. God says he has.
The lands are afraid, but they turned away from God, not to Him.
But Judah is God’s servant and should not fear Him. He is with them and will strengthen them. No obstacle is too great with the Lord. God is a God of abundance.
God asks idolaters to present their case, but there is nothing to present. Therefore, idols are worthless.
Fun Fact: This is the only place in the Bible where God uses the title “King of Jacob.” The King of Israel is used 138 times in the Bible.
Fun Fact: God uses the words “I Will” in this chapter 14 times, all in reference to how He will help His people.
God speaks of His servant, Jesus, the Elect One. God delights in Him who will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will hold Jesus’ hand and keep him. He will be the light to the Gentiles.
I am the Lord, that is My name. This is the four letters of God: Y H U H. No one knows how to pronounce it. It is known as the tetragrammaton.
God praises the work of Jesus. All who serve false gods will be punished.
Jesus will heal the deaf and the blind.
God will defend His people.
God tells his people to not fear Him because he has redeemed them. God is with them.
He calls to those who are blind and deaf to Him to prove their case or accept God.
God commissions witnesses for Him. There are no other gods before or after him. Only God can save.
God will judge Babylon for what they did to God’s people. God will make a new path for them.
Even though His people have hard hearts towards Him, He will show mercy and forgive their sins.
The Lord made His people and will pour out His spirit on them. We are God’s. He alone is God.
Those who make idols are useless. They do not know or understand. Idols cannot deliver or redeem.
We should praise God’s greatness and glory. He has redeemed us.
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