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01 February, 2017

Search The Scriptures —Study 42 — Isaiah 66

Study 42 From the Book of  Isaiah is: Isaiah 66
With this lesson, we end the book of Isaiah. Tomorrow we start the book of Matthew.
The distinction is maintained between those who are disobedient to God, and those who fear Him.  The final destiny of the two classes is made clear. God will thus be fully and finally glorified.  Cf. 2. Thes. 1:7-12
1.      When God looks down upon men’s worship, what is it He values? See verses 1-4; cf. Ps. 51:17; Jn. 4:23, 24.
2.     What is the end of those who, having heard God’s voice will not give heed? See especially verses 4, 5, 6, 17, 24.  What, on the other hand, is promised to Zion and her children?  See verses 7-14, 20-22.  While these promises are made primarily to Jerusalem and are yet to be fulfilled, they also declare the spiritual good things which God has provided for us in His Son, and which we may claim for ourselves in Him.  Cf. Rom. 8:16, 17, 32; 1 Cor. 3:22, 2 Cor. 1:20.
3.     How does the prophet’s vision of God’s purpose for the nations fall short of the glory of the full revelation of this  ‘mystery’ in the New Testament?