This is it! Our final week in Part 1 of Isaiah! This week we will read chapters 21-23 and we’ll be finished on Wednesday. Then the Good Morning Girls go on break.
Are you wondering what’s next?
On Monday, April 12th, we will begin our Spring Bible Study. We will continue on in the book of Isaiah and do Part 2. That journal is not complete yet, I am still working on it. So please check back in March, for the post with all the Bible Study Resources for the spring study.
If you are looking for a Bible Study to do on your own during break, you can find all of our past Bible Studies listed —> here.
Now let’s get back to this week’s study and finish strong!!!
If you are looking for guidance for the color coding and daily insight into the reading – please visit me on Instagram and visit the hashtag #WomenLivingWell – there are lots of women posting their pictures of their color coded Bibles and their reflections on our reading. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do this and not all of our Bibles will look alike.
Here’s what mine looked like last week:
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups. If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)
When God speaks, it happens. In verse 9, it says “Fallen, fallen is Babylon.” We see this same repetition and phrase used in Revelation 18:1-2. It reads, “After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a mighty voice he shouted:” ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’
The same fear and trembling that took place when Babylon fell the first time, will also take place one day when God judges the world. We see in Revelation 18:9-19, the world mourning the loss of Babylon. But in Revelation 18:20, God’s people rejoice over the judgement of Babylon.
If you have a minute, flip over to Revelation 18, you will see that Babylon is a city filled with pride, greed, and self-indulgence. They are a commercial society of buying and selling. Their sins are great and so a swift judgement will come upon them by the mighty judge, God. Reflect on your life for a moment. Does the commercialism or materialism of this world’s system tempt you? Do you ever struggle with materialism, pride, greed or self-indulgence? Confess it to the Lord now.
This passage speaks of the Lord giving authority to his servant, Eliakim. But it is also a prophecy of Jesus, who holds the keys to death and Hades. (Rev. 1:18) This is evident by Isaiah 22:22 being quoted in Revelation 3:7. It says, “The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens, and no one will shut, who shuts, and no one opens.”
Our loving God is sovereign overall. His plan cannot be thwarted. This should be a great comfort to us but sometimes, it is hard to wait on God to open doors. In the entryway of my home, there is a picture hanging on the wall that reads: “Until God opens the next door, praise him in the hallway.” Are you in a season of waiting on God to open a door for you right now? Has he ever closed a door that you wish he had left open? How can you trust God more with his open and closed doors?
In the city of Tyre, the merchants and traders were successful businessmen, and they became the rulers. They were given great power, honor, influence and fame. They were treated like princes. As a result, God purposed to bring judgement upon them because of their pride. God’s judgement was measured to the exact number of 70 years. What the Lord purposes to do – he will do.
The desire for wealth can be a trap, when it is used for self-glory rather than God’s glory. Where there is greed, there is envy, selfishness, and pride. Greed always wants more and is never satisfied. Jesus warns us in Luke 12:15, ““Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Life is not about our possessions. Having money and wealth is not a sin but money is a poor substitute for God. We must not put our trust in money. Has greed or selfishness crept into your life? What have you learned about the character of God, in Isaiah chapters one through twenty-three, that leads you trust God more with everything in your life?
To print the 23 Reflection and Discussion Questions for Isaiah 1-23 – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
(Leaders: You can use these images in your groups by using right click and “save as” or screen shoting them.)
Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark for Isaiah 1-23.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:
Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or Click HERE for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible as my personal study Bible.
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