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Reflections on Isaiah 43-48

Isaiah reminds the people that there is only one true God who will restore them. One True God – Again and again we read that there is only one true God. Idols are folly.  None can stop God when he … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 40-42

Isaiah predicted that Babylon would come back in chapter 39.  Now he begins to speak words of comfort and hope to those who will be taken into captivity. Great God – None can compare to God. The nations and rulers … Continue reading

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Isaiah 40-48: Behold Your God

(44-45) Israel is going to be taken captive by the Babylonians.  Who is God going to raise up, and for what purpose (44:28-45:6)? God predicted this over 170 years before it happened.  How would this encourage the people of Israel?  … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Kings 18-20 & II Chronicles 29-32

Hezekiah becomes king of Judah.  Observe: Hold Fast to the Lord – Hezekiah was a rare king who not only did what was right in God’s eyes, but even did it to the extent of David. He tore down all … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 36-39

Assyria threatens Jerusalem, but God will deliver.  Babylon, not Assyria, will plunder Jerusalem. Trust – Hezekiah provides a striking contrast to Ahaz back in chapters 7-8. While Ahaz looked to other nations for help, Hezekiah turned to the Lord, and … Continue reading

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Isaiah 36-39, II Kings 18-20, II Chronicles 29-32: Hezekiah

(2K18) What words are used to describe Hezekiah in v1-6? How does his example challenge you? (2Ch29-30) What is Hezekiah’s first order of business (29:3-19)? Describe the worship that followed (29:20-36).  Note their actions, mood, and motives. Describe their preparations … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 32-35

A king will reign in righteousness, but first judgment must come upon the nations. God Is Our Salvation – In times of trouble, we should look to the Lord to be our salvation (33:2). He gives us stability in the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 28-31

Judgment is coming upon Jerusalem, but restoration will follow. Look to the Lord – In their calamity, Jerusalem looked to Egypt rather than God for help. God made clear that Egypt could not help them.  Are you looking to the … Continue reading

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Isaiah 28-35: Look to the Lord

(28) Where did Ephraim look for a crown of glory and beauty (v1)?  Where should they have looked (v5)?  Where do we tend to look? God offered rest to Judah, but they refused (v12). They looked elsewhere for refuge (v14-15).  … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 24-27

God will bring judgment upon the earth, but a glorious day will follow. Worship – This passage is filled with worship – praising and giving glory to God (24:14-16, 25:1). We can praise him because he is our stronghold, a … Continue reading

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