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Bob's Brief Bible Commentary

Date of Origin: October 1984

Isaiah 49 - 60

Isaiah 49

1. Listen; hear! Also Christ had knowledge of His mission before His birth. (Also see verse 5, below.)

2. Divine reproof.

3. Christ sent to Jews.

4. Christ rejected by them.

5. Christ's foreknowledge of His mission. (Also see verse 1, above.)

6. Christ sent to Gentiles.

7. Despised of Jews. Universal worship foretold. (See Philippians 2:10-11.)

8. Acceptable time and day of salvation. (See 2 Cor. 6:2.)

9. Two contrasts: Spiritual prison/liberty (See John 8:36); hiding in sin/come out, spiritual food (John 6:33,35.)

10. Spiritual food. Divine overshadowing (See Isaiah 51:16; 32:2). Springs of Living Water.

11. Preparing the way. (See Isaiah 40:3-4).

12. Call to the Gentiles.

13. Sing because of His comfort and mercy.

14. Has God forsaken Israel? or us? (Compare with Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46).

15. Maternal love. Christ's love for the church. (See Matthew 23:37).

16. The church is precious, secured. Names graven in his hand. Also names written in Book of Life (See Daniel 12:1; Luke 10:20; Rev. 21:27; 20:15).

23. Proud humbled.

26. Divine vengeance upon church's oppressors. (See Isaiah 51:7-8).

Isaiah 50

2. Sin separates. Also God's outstretched hand of grace (See Isaiah 14:26-27).

4. The church taught wisdom and witnessing. Also Christ's wisdom.

5-6. Christ willingly becomes the Suffering Servant.

7. His trust in God. His definiteness of purpose.

8-9. Nearness to God eliminates fear of adversary. (See Romans 8:33-39).

10. Call to salvation.

11. The wicked burning in lust (also Isaiah 9:18). Death of wicked.

Isaiah 51

1. Hear. Follow after righteousness. God is our Rock (See Psalm 18:2). Also remember your condition before salvation.

4. Hear. Divine justice. God, a light.

5. Trust in God's salvation.

6. A vision of earthly destruction nd eternal righteousness.

7. Nearness to God eliminates fear of adversary. (See notes on Isaiah 50:8-9, above).

8. Destruction/righteousness. (See notes on verse 6, above).

11. Jew's return to Jerusalem. (Perhaps a glimpse of Heaven?)

12-13. Faint-hearted.

13,15. The Mighty God.

16. Divine overshadowing. (See notes on Isaiah 49:10).

17. Judah had tasted of God's cup of wrath.

22. Cup of wrath removed. (Perhaps a glimpse of Heaven? See Rev. 21:4).

Isaiah 52

6. Spiritual knowledge. Recognizing Christ for Who He is.

7. God's messengers. (See Romans 10:15).

9. Redemption.

11. Separation. (See Romans 12:2)

13-14. Christ's sufferings predicted.

Isaiah 53

1. Don't you believe our prophesy?

2. Christ's lowiness and unattractiveness.

3. Despised and rejected (See Isaiah 49:4, 7; John 1:11). Man of sorrows; grief.

4. Suffering, sacrifice. (See Mark 14:65; John 19:1).

5. Substitution. (See Romans 5:8; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; 2 Cor. 5;21).

6. Sin universal. (See Romans 3:23).

7. Christ the Lamb. (See Rev. 13:8).

8. Trial and death.

9. Christ's sinlessness. (See Hebrews 4:15).

10. Similar to John 3:16?

11. Christ, our righteousness.

12. Christ exalted. (See Phil. 2:9-11; Rev. 5:12-13).

Irony: Cheers & Hosannas - (Christ's entry into Jerusalem; see Matt. 21:9).

Jeers & Curses - (Christ's verbal abuse during His trial and death).

The Supreme Question: "What shall I do then with Jesus which is called the Christ?" (Matt. 27:22).

Isaiah 55

1. (See Luke 14:16). God is saying, "Come to the great feast!" Universal call (See Luke 14:23). "Come" (See Revelation 22:17). Living Water (See John 4:14; Matthew 5:6). Wine represents joy. Milk represents nourishment. Revelation 3:20, "sup with me" indicates joyful living; Abundant Living. "Without price". How are we to obtain the water offered? (See Ephesians 2:8-9).

2. "Spend money?" (See Matthew 6:19-21). Eat (See John 6:35). "Soul delight in fatness" (See John 10:10) Abundant Life.

3a. "Incline your ear" - Realize sin and turn to God. See Revelation 3:20, "if any man hear my voice."

3b. "Hear" - Response. Obedience. Lordship. "Open the door" (See Revelation 3:20).

4. "Him" - Messiah. Here, Isaiah gives witness to God's ability and desire to save all from sin.

6. "Seek ye/Call ye" - Come to God confessing sin. (See Jeremiah 29:13). "Seek ye the Lord". Commit yourself to His Lordship. "While He may be found/is near". (See also Ephesians 6:2; Genesis 6:3). ** Note: Double check these references.

7. "Forsake his way, thoughts". (See 1 John 1:9; 2 Corinthians 5:17). "Return unto the Lord." His mercy (2 Peter 3:9). Abundant pardon.

8. Man's thoughts/God's thoughts. What are man's thoughts? (centered on self and evil designs; temporal). What are God's thoughts? (genuine love, mercy, pardon; eternal).

11. "My word". (See 2 Timothy 3:16). "Not return void". His word will be accomplished and will accomplish all He has planned.

Isaiah 61 The mission of the Servant and His people - the 5th Servant Song

1-2. Jesus identified Himself as the fufillment of this prophesy when He chose to read it in the synagogue (See Luke 4:16-19). How many of these services can we render? (See Matthew 25:37-40).

2. Acceptable year. Era of the new age. Also we proclaim the acceptable time of salvation (See 2 Corinthians 6:2).

Isaiah 60 The Glory of the New Jerusalem

We have studied several Messianic prophesies and have seen their fulfillment in the life and mission of Jesus. With the same certainty we can depend on the fulfillment of these prophesies concerning Heaven.

1. Rise and shine. Arise to a new day. What is our "light" in this world? (See 2 Corinthians 4:3-4). What will our light be in the New Jerusalem? (See Revelation 21:23). God's presence.

2. Spiritual darkness. The time will come in this world when our number comes up. We must do what we can, while we can, for those in spiritual darkness (See John 9:4).

Isaiah 65 The Joy of the New Zion

17. New Heaven & earth (See Revelation 21:1). Former things not remembered (See Revelation 21:4).

18. What are some reasons for Joy in this city? Review verse. Let's see some others. (See Revelation 21:6). The end shall be our beginning. (Also See Revelation 22:1-7). Revelation 22:5). "They shall reign." (Also see Luke 22:29-30). I believe, when we are saved, we enter into what I will call "Eternal Discipleship Training." The time between our salvation and our entrance into Heaven, should be spent Training to Reign. This is accomplished as we learn to be more Christ-like. Note the duties sutdied earlier of the Servant and His people. What are some ways we can prepare for this new age? Let's address the duties, in Isaiah 61, as best as we can.

24. Answered prayer.

25. Everlasting peace.

Sunday School Lesson

Three Thoughts From Isaiah Studies


A. Of Discipleship - Luke 9:23; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:58

B. Of Rebellion - Isaiah 8:7-8; Isaiah 8:15; Galatians 6:7-9

Messianic Prophesies and, Their Fulfillment

Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23

Isaiah 9:2, John 12:46

Isaiah 9:6-7

Isaiah 11:1-3a

Christ's Eternal, Peaceable Kingdom

Isaiah 11:6-7

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