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Isaiah 12

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A Hymn of Praise

Isaiah 12

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Lesson Number 14

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. In that day, Israel’s praise to the Lord will finally be realized.
  2. In this day, Israel’s praise to the Lord can always be applied.

Practical Application

  1. Let’s draw water from the well of salvation.

Questions

  1. Chapter 12 is a fitting conclusion to what topic?
  2. Messiah’s kingdom as described in Isaiah 11 is contrasted with which earthly kingdoms?
  3. When will this predicted earthly kingdom take place?
  4. What is the meaning of the phrase “in that day”?
  5. Is Isaiah 12 beneficial to us as New Testament believers?

Answers

  1. Isaiah 12 is a hymn of praise, which is a fitting conclusion to chapters 7-11, a section of Isaiah emphasizing the coming of the Messiah and the blessings of His earthly kingdom.
  2. The Messiah’s kingdom, characterized by righteousness and justice, is a great contrast to the earthly kingdoms of Isaiah’s day which would come under God’s judgment – both the northern kingdom of Israel (Isaiah 9) and the entire Assyrian empire (Isaiah 10).
  3. Not currently in the Church, or all of the promises would have to be spiritualized, and not during the eternal state, as the descriptions do not match. Isaiah 11 is a description of a literal kingdom that our Lord Jesus will set up here on this earth in the future when He returns for His Second Coming to this earth. This kingdom will last for 1,000 years, according to Revelation 20 and will merge with eternity
  4. In the prophets, and especially Isaiah, the phrase “in that day” often refers to the end times, either the judgment of the Tribulation Period or the blessings of the Millennium
  5. Yes! Although the interpretation of this passage involves future prophecy for Israel, we can find present day application to encourage us today.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Discuss the trials and tribulations that God has allowed the Jewish people to experience down through 2,000 years of history to cause them to turn back to the God of their salvation and to the Messiah they once rejected.
  2. Israel will praise the Lord in the future for His salvation, strength, comfort, greatness, goodness, and excellence. Tell how you can praise the Lord for these acts now.

Challenge

  1. Are you spiritually satisfied right now as a believer, or is your soul thirsty? Only living water can quench the thirst of the soul (see John 4).

Key Verses

  • “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’” Isaiah 12:2
  • “Sing to the LORD, for He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5

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