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25 December, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 12 — Isaiah 20:1 – 22:14

Study 12 From the Book of Isaiah is: Isaiah 20:1 – 22:14
The story of an acted prophecy on the futility of reliance upon Egypt (20) is followed by four oracles concerning Babylon (21:11, 12). Arabia (21:13-17), and Jerusalem (22:1-14).
  1. In what ways did Isaiah's responsibility to convey God's message prove demanding and costly? Are you prepared to sacrifice your pride in your service for God (chapter 20)? Do you spare time to wait on God (21:8, 12)?
  2. In what ways did Isaiah in 22:1-14 find fault with the people of Jerusalem? Do you find the same spirit prevalent today?
  3. In what ways does this passage teach us that God is behind the events of History, knowing all beforehand, and carrying out His purposes?
Note 22:1-3. The prophet bewails the conducts of the people, thronging the house-tops, shouting and rejoicing when calamity was near. “Without the bow' (which had been cast aside) they were captured.