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Isaiah 8:5-9:7 “Trust and Live in the Light”

Isaiah 8:5-9:7 – Trust and Live.

Come out of the dark… into the light.

Intro thoughts:

If I place my trust in God, follow after His purposes, and live for Him:

If I place my trust in self, follow after my purposes, and live for self:

A Peaceful River or a Flood – vv. 8:5-10

A Peaceful River

They had refused the Words of the Lord – v. 6a

A Flood

They rejoiced over their alliance (fall of Rezi and Remailiah) – v. 6b

God through Isaiah was even reminding the false nations that their “success” was part of God’s purpose, but HE IS IMMANUEL and there is A REMNANT. –  vv. 9-10

A Sanctuary or a Stumbling Stone – vv. 8:11-15

A Sanctuary

Do not think like they think. Do not fear like they fear. – v. 12

A Stumbling Block

Certain failure (stumble and fall) – vv. 14b-15

The Light or Darkness – vv. 8:16-9:7

To Isaiah and his Disciples – vv. 16-18

Darkness – vv. 19-22

Those who seek the wisdom from the ways of the world – v. 19

As opposed to the clear and authoritative word of God – v. 20

The Light – vv. 9:1-7

Yet God is giving His light.

A DESCRIPTION OF THE COMING LIGHT:

A great light – vv. 1-2

A growing nation

Free from bondage and oppression – v. 4

Victorious. Peace. Lack of conflict – v. 5

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN – vv. 6-7

The spiritual doom of 8:22 is dispelled forever by the light of JESUS CHRIST

(His divine character… Who He is)

His rule and reign…No end…Forever – v. 7

THE ZEAL OF THE LORD WILL DO THIS!

Conclusion

John 8:12 – Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (ESV)

Isaiah Background and Introduction

Monergism.com – A great theological library.

Grace To You – Pastor John MacArthur

Bible.org – Allen Ross

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