The book of Isaiah, which alternates between promises of judgment and restoration, reminds God’s people of the magnitude of humanity’s sin, the judgment that we all deserve, and how God displays his glory by saving sinners. This guide shows us how the prophetic promise of cosmic renewal ultimately anticipates the work of Jesus Christ, the servant-king whose death results in new life for all who trust in him.
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“the people of Israel failed to be the servant of God and light to the nations that they were called to be” (Page 68)
“The Hebrew meaning of Isaiah’s name summarizes his message: The Lord saves. The prophecy of Isaiah alternates between promises of judgment and restoration, continually reminding us of the magnitude of humanity’s sin, the judgment that all deserve, and the God who displays his glory by saving sinners.” (Page 7)
“In chapters 40–55, Isaiah addresses those of this future exiled generation with words of hope. Through Isaiah, God comforts his people with the good news of his return as king to bring physical and spiritual redemption.” (Page 59)
“but their obedience is merely external and their delight is insincere.” (Page 80)
“Their deeper problem of sin and idolatry requires a deeper solution.” (Page 67)
Drew Hunter studied theology and biblical interpretation at Wheaton College Graduate School before becoming a teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana.