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Series Theme: FRAMEWORKS: Isaiah

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(The objective of these ‘Frameworks' is to provide an easy-to-read layout of the text in order then to use these individual verses for verse-by-verse study or meditation. To focus each verse we have also added in italic a description of what is happening)

    

FRAMEWORKS: Isaiah 12: A Song of Praise for the End Time

          

For structure & preliminaries, see chapter 1

   

     

v.1 (the praise that flows from the peace) In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord.  Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away   and you have comforted me.
v.2 (God is everything to them) Surely God is my salvation;   I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord , the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;   he has become my salvation.”
v.3 (His resources will bring joy) With joy you will draw water   from the wells of salvation.

v.4 (praise will abound round the earth) In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord , proclaim his name;   make known among the nations what he has done,   and proclaim that his name is exalted.
v.5 (joy expressed in song) Sing to the Lord , for he has done glorious things;   let this be known to all the world.
v.6 (praise for God for what He has done) Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,   for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

 

[Notes: In Chapter 4 we noted the phrase ‘the day of the Lord', a day of judgment that clears away sin and leaves blessing. We suggested a division of the book from chapter 1 to chapter 12 which covered the sins of Israel and Judah before moving on in chapters 13 to 23 to consider God's judgment on other nations. It is significant that this first block doesn't leave us with the gloom of all the judgments that have been considered but, in the last two chapters of the block, take us into the future where the fruit of the work of the ‘Branch' from the family of David (the Messiah, Jesus) is observed and then becomes the basis for a song of praise. Judgment may come in the present because of the sin that prevails, but the end result of the Messiah is to bring about a state of peace and harmony.]

 

Having come to the end of 1:1 The Sins of Israel & Judah , we would do well to reiterate the contents of this block that we saw at the end of Chapter 1 and which we have now worked through:

 

 

Summary: 1.1 The Sins of Israel & Judah: Chapters 1-12

 

Ch.1: God's intentions towards a fallen nation – warnings about present state

Ch.2: The Mountain & Day of the Lord – Jerusalem exalted in the last days, after a time of judgment

Ch.3: Judgment on Jerusalem & Judah – what the Lord will do and why

Ch.4: A Chapter of Hope – the work of the Branch at the End Time - after judgment, survivors

Ch.5: Judgment on the Vineyard – Israel as an unfruitful vineyard and what will follow

Ch.6: Isaiah's Heavenly Revelation & Commissioning

Ch.7: Immanuel & Assyria – the speed of judgment

Ch.8: Warnings of Impending Invasion as Judgment

Ch.9: Light & Darkness – distant blessing, impending judgment

Ch.10: Discipline & Accountability – Assyria, the means of discipline and their own judgment

Ch.11: The Branch and his work
Ch.12: A Song of Praise for the End Time

    

Although these were chapters about how God will bring disciplinary judgment on Israel, we have also seen a number of times where reference is made to the distant future (the End Time) when God's ultimate goal is achieved through the Messiah (the Branch) and Israel are ultimately blessed (Seen in bold above).