Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. – Psalms 119:11
Coordinated By: Sis. Sreedevi Mullagiri
- Opening Prayer and Worship: 8:00 – 8:45 PM
- Bible Study: 8:45 – 9:45 PM
- Closing Prayer and Benediction: 9:45 – 10:00 PM
The meeting starts PROMPTLY at 8:00 PM.
The Book of Isaiah (Hebrew: ספר ישעיה, “Sefer Yeshayahu”) is the first of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the first of the Major Prophets in English Bibles. The oldest surviving manuscripts of Isaiah are two scrolls found among the Dead Sea Scrolls; dating from about 150 to 100 BCE.
- Chapters 1-35 (Prophecies of Judgement)
- Chapters 36-39 (A brief history of Hezekiah’s salvation, sickness and sin)
- Chapters 40-66 (Prophecies of comfort and hope)
Isaiah Chapter 5
Parable of the vineyard and woes predicted on Israel.
A. THE SONG OF THE BELOVED AND HIS VINEYARD…
- The Beloved planted a vineyard, but it produced wild grapes – 5:1-2
- The Lord tells Judah and Jerusalem that He will lay waste His vineyard – 5:3-6
- The vineyard identified as the house of Israel and the men of Judah; what the Lord wanted was justice and righteousness, what He got was oppression and cries for help – 5:7
B. WOES TO THE “WILD GRAPES”…
- The rich who overbuild the land, they shall become desolate – 5:8-10
- The pleasure seekers, who shall go into captivity; they shall be humbled while the Lord will be exalted – 5:11-17
- The blatant sinners, who dare the Lord to do anything – 5:18-19
- The confused moralists, who call evil good and good evil – 5:20
- The arrogant and self-righteous – 5:21
- The mighty at drinking wine, taking bribes, depriving the righteous of justice – 5:22-23
C. THE IMPENDING JUDGMENT…
- For rejecting the law of the Lord, and despising His word – 5:24
- The Lord’s anger is aroused against His people, He has already struck the land – 5:25
- He will call for mighty nations to invade the land – 5:26-30
- What illustration did God use to show His relationship to the people? Where else are similar illustrations used in Scripture?
- What did the Lord expect His vineyard to produce? But what kind of crop did it produce?
- Let us not reject the law of God; rather, let us become what the LORD expects us to be – Discuss.
- How would God bless their dwellings – 4:5, 6? What is the significance in the Old Testament of a cloud by day and fire by night?