- According to verses 1-4, what is the problem that God is addressing through His prophet Isaiah?
- What comparison does He make in verse 3 to drive His point home?
- In verses 5-9, it appears as though God’ people have suffered greatly. Why does Isaiah bring this up?
- In verses 10-14, God’s people appear to be faithful in worship and bringing offerings to the temple. What is God’s response? Why does He feel this way?
- How do you reconcile verse 15 with Psalm 18:6? Why has God stopped listening?
- If the way of salvation and reconciliation with God is “not by works,” as Ephesians 2 says, how do you explain verses 16-17?
- According to verses 18-20, how is our sin forgiven?
- Isaiah was a prophet, and prophets were messengers from God. Read verse 2. What was the message God gave to Isaiah?
- Look at verse 4. What did God’s people do that made Him so angry?
- When God’s people wanted to please God, they brought offerings to the temple. What does God think of these offerings? (Verse 13)
- According to verses 16-17, what does God want His people to do?
- Verses 18-20 show that things will get better. How will this happen?