SUMMARY OF ISAIAH 49-52:12
God called Isaiah to be his servant before Isaiah was born. God will display His splendor thorugh Isaiah. He told Isaiah he would bring back Israel, Jacob, and the Gentiles to him. Isaiah chose you. God will restore Israel. The people will not hunger or thirst. God will have compassion on them. The Lord comforts His people. He does not forsake them.
Other nations will bow down to Israel. God will have his revenge on Israel’s enemies. Then all will know that God is the Savior and Redeemer of Jacob.
The Lord tells Israel that they were exiled because of their transgressions. God tells Isaiah what to say. God helps him. He has awakened Isaiah’s ears to hear and his eyes to see. He has not been rebellious or turned away like Israel. He is confident in the Lord.
The Lord has blessed Israel and looks with compassion on them. He will bring justice, righteousness, and salvation. He will bring salvation forever, and God’s righteousness will never fail. He entreats the Israelites to awaken. He will rescue and comfort them. They are His people, and God will set them free.
Ruin has come to Israel because they rebuked him. However, the Lord will take the cup of his wrath from them and give it to their tormentors instead to drink. He defends His people.
The Lord tells his people to awaken and to know His name. Yet, God reigns and will bring salvation to earth.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 21, Day 2: Isaiah 49-52:12
3a) God called Jesus to be his servant before he was born. God will display His splendor thorugh Jesus. He told Jesus he would bring back Israel, Jacob, and the Gentiles to him. Kings will bow before Jesus. God chose Jesus. God will restore Israel.
b) God tells Jesus what to say. God helps him. He has awakened Jesus’s ears to hear and his eyes to see. He has not been rebellious or turned away like Israel. He is confident in the Lord.
4a) Everyone expected the Messiah to be a Savior, a warrior, and very kingly. No one expected him to be humble, a healer, and a peacemaker. Eternal salvation.
b) It strokes the ego to have others adore you and admire you. In addition, being a servant is hard work.
5) Isaiah 49:1: Before I was born the Lord called me;
from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.
It just gives me cofmort to know that the Lord has had a plan since the beginning of time, and it is playing out. It also gives me comfort to know that God knew me before I was born. It gives me a purpose to do His purpose because I matter to Him at the very least.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 21, Day 2: Isaiah 49-52:12
Long passages of reading again, so hang in there! These can be confusing with the alternating of Isaiah speaking and God speaking and God speaking to Isaiah and to his people. The gist is that the Messiah has a mission to save and redeem the world and God’s people, so we can find comfort in that and be joyous.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 21, Day 2: Isaiah 49-52:12
Isaiah 49 discusses the Messiah’s mission. We see Jesus called and be prepared for his role before birth. The reference to Israel is a reference to Jesus.
Jesus blesses Israel and the nations. Jesus is to bring Israel back to the Lord and to bless the Gentiles, too.
Jesus is the covenant to the people.
The Lord is faithful to Zion and promises to bless them. He will not forget them.
Servant Song #1: Isaiah 42:1-9. Jesus is the light to nations.
Servant Song #2: Isaiah 49:1-13: The Messiah’s mission
Israel is questioning if God cares about them. God declares His love for them and is seen in Jesus’ submission to the Lord.
Jesus speaks to his people and challenges them to submit to God, too.
Servant Song #3: Isaiah 50:4-11: The Servant obeys, while Israel fails.
God’s past faithfulness will bring future blessing.
He says “Listen to me” three times here to get His people’s attention.
He will bring salvation and righteousness forever.
The people should fear God, not men.
The Lord is powerful, yet full of wrath.
The Lord will redeem Israel and He will vindicate His name before all who blasphemy it.
Be confident in the Lord.
Servant Song #4: Isaiah 52:13-53:12: The suffering of God’s servant in order to rid us of our sin forever.
God will send His promised Messiah to establish His kingdom, but the Messiah will suffer and will accomplish God’s purpose.
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