4 Lessons from Isaiah 24-43

As we look back over our study through Isaiah 1-23, there are 5 lessons we can take away from it and apply to our lives today. #Biblestudy #Isaiah #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Today the Good Morning Girls complete their study in Isaiah 24-43. That means tomorrow we go on break through the month of May.

Our next Bible Study will begin on Monday, June 14th. More details and resources for this study will be posted on the blog later in May. 

Now let’s complete our study in Isaiah 24-43 with this review…

Here’s 4 Lessons From Isaiah 24-43

1.) Jesus is coming again!

Isaiah 24:1 opens with the prophecy of God turning the earth upside down and shaking it. Isaiah writes:

Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate,
    and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.

In the day that Isaiah was writing, Israel had rebelled against God and judgement was coming. In our present day, our world has rebelled against God too. Sin is rampant and very few choose to follow God. There are consequences for sin both in this life and the life to come.

But we do not need to give way to fear when we read of the coming tribulation and judgement in scriptures. Jesus is our hope. He is our salvation and he is coming again!

Are you ready?

If he were to return today – what would he find you doing?

No one knows the day or hour of his return but we should live expectantly – looking forward to his coming again! Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus.

2.) Don’t try to honor God with your lips, if your heart is far from him.

In Isaiah chapter 29, God’s people were pretending to honor God with their lips but their hearts were far from God.

Isaiah 29:13 says:

And the Lord said:
“Because this people draw near with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,
    while their hearts are far from me,
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,
(Isaiah 29:13)

Jesus calls people who live this way…hypocrites.

In Matthew 15, Jesus quoted Isaiah 29:13. {Sidenote: I love how the Old Testament is connected to the New Testament in this way! Check this out!}

Jesus said to the Pharisees and scribes:

You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
(Matthew 15:7-9)

You see, the Pharisees and scribes had created rituals and traditions that they expected everyone to keep. These were man made rules added to the words of God that they required people to follow. While they followed all of these rules and looked righteous on the outside, on the inside, their hearts were far from God.

Jesus condemned this by calling them hypocrites.

It is easy to speak eloquently and pretend to be close to God but God sees the heart. And over time when you take a look at the entirety of someone’s life, you can detect who is real and authentic — and who is not.

Draw near to God today and let his word and the Holy Spirit be your guide. He loves you so much!

3.) Muddled Thinking Leads to Muddled Living

From Isaiah chapters 1 through 35, Isaiah was prophesying that the Assyrian invasion would come.  So when we reach chapter 36 we get the historical narrative of the invasion just as he prophesied.  As the battle begins, the bigger battle as to who Israel would trust begins to play out.  Judah was tempted to trust in Egypt and then the king of Assyria tempted them with food and drink. 

And so King Hezekiah was scared and Isaiah encouraged Hezekiah to not be afraid and to trust in the Lord. 

So, Hezekiah spread out his problem before the Lord and cried out to him for deliverance. Since this was a military battle, he cried out to God as the Lord of hosts – or the Lord of armies.   God answered his prayers and destroyed the Assyrians in just one night.

Look what happened and how God answered his prayers in Isaiah 37:36 – “And the angel of the Lord went out and struck down a hundred and eighty five thousand in the camp of Assyrians.

Did you see that!! Hezekiah won a huge war – without fighting!!! He won it through prayer!

 It took just one angel to answer Hezekiah’s prayers.  Nothing is to hard for our God.

Are you praying powerful prayers or is your thinking muddled?

Muddled thinking inevitably leads to muddled living.

Be on guard. All of the screens around us and social media can muddle our thinking. Stop scrolling on social media and seek God. 

Remember – in the end –  all of our time wasted on social media will be evidence that indeed, we did have time to pray. 

What change should you make in your daily life, so that you can devote more time to seeking God rather than scrolling? 

4.) Do not give way to fear. God is with you!

Isaiah calls on the nations to see the sovereignty of God.  He is the beginning and the end, and everything is always under his control.  He commands Israel to not give in to fear because God promises that he is with them.  He says he will strengthen and help them and uphold them with his righteous right hand.

Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

When the all-powerful and sovereign God of the universe says to not be afraid because he is with you – you can trust him. 

It can be scary to feel alone, but as God’s children, we are never alone. God is always with us.  His love is tender, and he wants to help you. Close your eyes and imagine for a moment holding God’s right hand.  Tell him about your fear and put that fear into his hand.  Now leave it there with him and trust him to strengthen and help you. 

Final Conclusion:

Isaiah 43 is a beautiful ending to the second part of our study through Isaiah.  The Lord promises his people that when they go through the affliction of exile, he is with them.  He is their creator, and he knows them by name.  He will walk through the fire with them because he loves them.  He wants them to forget their past sin and failures and look ahead to the new things God is about to do.  Between Babylon and their return to Israel would be a wilderness but God would make a way in the wilderness and cause rivers in the desert.  He would deliver them.

God knows you by name.  You are precious in God’s eyes and loved.  What a great comfort it is to know that through every trial God is with us and he will not let it overwhelm us to the point of ruin.  While we want to remember all that God has done for us, we need to let go of past sin and failures and make room for God to do a new thing in our lives. Whatever is holding you back.

Let. It. Go.

God wants to do a new thing in your life!

Thank you for taking this journey through Isaiah 24-43 with me. It has been a blessing to study alongside of you!

Keep believing and keep walking with the King,

**Chime In** What have you learned during your time in Isaiah 24-43?

What’s next?

We are on break! We will start back in Isaiah on Monday, June 14th.
More details and resources for this study will be posted on the blog in May.

If you are looking to do a Bible Study
during our break, here’s a few I recommend:

Ecclesiastes – Wisdom for Living Well
A 6-Week In-depth Bible Study with a Free Video Series

With over 750 5-Star Reviews on Amazon – this is my most popular Bible Study!  It is a  verse-by-verse in-depth study of the book of Ecclesiastes. You can find all of the free resources for this study along with the video series —-> HERE.

Ruth – God’s Amazing Love for You
A 5-Week In-depth Bible Study with a Free Video Series

This is my second most popular study.  It is a verse-by verse, in-depth study of the book of Ruth.
You can find all of the free resources for this study along with the video series —> HERE.

Rest and Release
A 4-Week Bible Study with a Free Video Series

You can find all of its resources and the free video seres —–> HERE.

Other books of the Bible

You can find all of the books of the Bible we have already studied together and the free resources to go along with those studies on this page —–> HERE.

I encourage you to pick a book of the Bible and study it on your own and I’ll be back in April to study with you again!

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  1. Thank you for this study on Isaiah! Your insight helps me to better understand this book of the Bible.

  2. Thank you Lord for Chapter 43. I have been discouraged at times this past year. I suffered 2 heart attacks in 6 months, discovered I have an autoimmune disease and who can forget Covid. I became a little slack in my faith in God’s promises. He is with me through every storm, He teaches me to trust Him. I love this study. I cherish your prayers that I trust God and His promises.

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