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Isaiah 16-20

June 19, 2015

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “Isaiah 16-20”

  1. 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it—one from the house of David—one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

    God reigns in love. He seeks justice and righteousness while reigning in love. He holds love and justice in perfect balance. Therefore he can be trusted, his decisions will be right – not prejudiced by anything.

  2. 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it—one from the house of David—one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

    God reigns in love. He seeks justice and righteousness while reigning in love. He holds love and justice in perfect balance. Therefore he can be trusted, his decisions will be right – not prejudiced by anything.

  3. 17:7-8 In that day people will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel. They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands.

    The point of this coming invasion is to make people look to God. God allows suffering in order that people turn to Him and not look to their own self-sufficiency.

  4. 17:7-8 In that day people will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel. They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands.

    The point of this coming invasion is to make people look to God. God allows suffering in order that people turn to Him and not look to their own self-sufficiency.

  5. 18:7 At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers—
    the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.

    The purpose of judgement is so people will worship the Lord. It is good for people to do this, to know the truth, to acknowledge their dependence on God, to accept his Lordship. It will ultimately make them holy and happy, and one day it will happen.

  6. 18:7 At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers—
    the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.

    The purpose of judgement is so people will worship the Lord. It is good for people to do this, to know the truth, to acknowledge their dependence on God, to accept his Lordship. It will ultimately make them holy and happy, and one day it will happen.

  7. 19:24-25 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance."

    Reading this verse, it is surprising the Pharisees and the Jewish Christians had so much trouble believing God would extend his favour to Gentiles. They underestimated God's love and grace.

  8. 19:24-25 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance."

    Reading this verse, it is surprising the Pharisees and the Jewish Christians had so much trouble believing God would extend his favour to Gentiles. They underestimated God's love and grace.

  9. 20:6 In that day the people who live on this coast will say, 'See what has happened to those we relied on, those we fled to for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?'

    "And we thought they were our best hope, that they’d rescue us from the king of Assyria. Now what’s going to happen to us? How are we going to get out of this?" (MSG)

    By trusting the Lord! Which is what Hezekiah did, but not later kings. Our best hope is always God no matter how dire the situation but the people of Judah wouldn't accept this.

  10. 20:6 In that day the people who live on this coast will say, 'See what has happened to those we relied on, those we fled to for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?'

    "And we thought they were our best hope, that they’d rescue us from the king of Assyria. Now what’s going to happen to us? How are we going to get out of this?" (MSG)

    By trusting the Lord! Which is what Hezekiah did, but not later kings. Our best hope is always God no matter how dire the situation but the people of Judah wouldn't accept this.

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