- Isaiah 2:1-5, and 4:2-6 are poems. Some have described the first poem as “what Jerusalem should be,” and the second, “what Jerusalem will be.” Do you agree?
- These poems bracket two chapters of condemnation for Judah’s religious and moral failure. How do these poems make these chapters hopeful?
- Both of these passages concern the kingdom of God. Do you think it’s His heavenly kingdom, or the one He is establishing on earth?
- If considered from an earthly perspective, what is 2:3-4 describing?
- In Isaiah 4:2, a “branch” is mentioned. This term is sometimes used to refer to the coming Messiah. How does this change your reading of the passage?
- Explain how Isaiah 4:4-6 relates to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- In chapter 2 verse 1, what will happen in the last days?
- Where will God’s temple be? Why do you think it’s there?
- Explain chapter 2 verse 4 in your own words. What will the world be like?
- What does chapter 2 verse 5 tell us to do? How do we do it?