Welcome to Week 17!
Welcome to week 17! As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing email@example.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.
The Place in the Story
This week, we move into the second major portion of Isaiah (chapters 40-66). Isaiah lived during the decline of Israel in the shadow of Assyria. He spoke the word of God to a people who were “deaf and blind” (see 6:10), who refused to listen to his warnings of looming disaster. He warned that the sin of the people of Judah would bring God’s judgment, yet he also declared that God is sovereign and would use Cyrus the Persian to return them from exile. The book speaks of a “servant,” a “man of sorrows,” who would be “pierced for our transgressions,” accomplishing God’s purposes of salvation (52:13–53:12). The final chapters give a beautiful description of a new creation in which God will rule as King, judging the wicked and establishing eternal peace. Isaiah prophesied about 740–700 b.c. (possibly till the 680s). Borrowed from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016).
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This Week’s Reading
- April 23: Isaiah 23-27, Psalm 113
- April 24: Isaiah 28-30, Psalm 114
- April 25: Isaiah 31-35, Psalm 115
- April 26: Isaiah 36-38, Psalm 116
- April 27: Isaiah 39-41, Psalm 117
- April 28: Isaiah 42-44, Psalm 118
- April 29: Isaiah 45-48, Psalm 119:1-32