Isaiah 26 & 27

  1. Think over the attitudes of heart described in 26:3, 4, 8, 9, 13 and 19, ask yourself if you share this trust and faith in God. What should be the response of God’s people to his mercy and judgment?
  2. How does chapter 27 express the principle underlying God’s chastisement of his people, and also his ultimate purpose?

Notes

  1. 26:19. The prophet’s answer to the people’s plaint is the promise of resurrection. His words here and in 25:8 are among the clearest utterances of the Old Testament on that subject.
  2. 27:1. The three monsters represent three world powers, probably Assyria, Babylon and Egypt.

 

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