Presentation on theme: "Overview of Isaiah 50 Three Divisions 50:1-3 Yahweh’s “Trial Speech” – Review 50:4-9 A Prophetic Psalm of Confidence 50:10-11 Application/Exhortation."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of Isaiah 50 Three Divisions 50:1-3 Yahweh’s “Trial Speech” – Review 50:4-9 A Prophetic Psalm of Confidence 50:10-11 Application/Exhortation Part of the “Servant Song”
Thesis and Themes of Isaiah 50 Thesis: God is able to help and to vindicate His obedient Servant, while at the same time judging the one who trusts in himself. Themes: God’s faithfulness in His redemptive purposes God’s power to deliver His people from danger The obedience of the Servant of the L ORD God’s judgment upon all sinful self-reliance
Judicial Chastening God’s Commission to Isaiah after Judah’s Repeated Refusal to Repent 6:10—“Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return and be healed.” Trial Speech (vv. 1-3) teaches that Judah’s exile was their fault, not God’s. God shows them their guilt through rhetorical questions.
Isaiah 59:1-2 “Behold, the L ORD ’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Matthew 11:28-30: The “Rest” of Discipleship “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Proverbs 25:11-12; 27:6a “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.” “Faithful are the wounds of a friend...” As faithful disciples (learners), we can mimic the Lord’s example and encourage the brethren.
Ephesians 5; Revelation 2-3; Romans 6 5:14 – “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” 2:7 – “He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” 6:17, 18, 19b – “But God be thanked that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness... So now present your members as slaves of righteousness unto sanctification.”
Comparing Psalm 40:6-8 with Hebrews 10 “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears—the writer of Hebrews substitutes the word “body” for “ears” (cf. 10:5-10) to express that Christ obediently offered His “all” as the once-for-all Sacrifice—You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.” “Then I said, ‘Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.’” “I delight to do Your will, O my God. And Your law is within my heart.”
A Courtroom Proceeding Verse 8:Legal Word(s) An opening statementjustifies A “Who” questioncontend A cohortative (“Let us”)stand together “Who” question“owner of My case” An Imperative“come near” Verse 9: An opening statement, a “who” question (“who” is emphasized), and a summary statement
Comparing Romans 8 and Isaiah 50 Romans 8:31, 33-34 If God is for us, who is against us? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? Isaiah 50:8-9 He is near who justifies Me. Who will contend with Me? (v. 8) Who is he who will condemn Me? (v. 9)