- Even though Isaiah’s audience is the southern kingdom of Judah, in chapter 9, he begins to describe what will happen to the northern kingdom Israel. Why do you think he does this?
- Isaiah 9:8-10:4 contain a list of judgements against Israel. What are some of the things the Lord has in store for them?
- Isaiah 9:11 refers to the “adversaries of Rezin,” which is a reference to the empire of Assyria. According to Isaiah 10:5-19, how does God feel about them?
- Isaiah 10:20 divulges the ultimate purpose of God’s use of the Assyrians. What was it? How do you feel about God’s methods and tactics?
- Despite the destruction God allows, verses 21-23 state that a “remnant” will return to God to be redeemed. This shows both the justice and grace of God. Why is this important?
- Isaiah 10:22-23 is quoted by the Apostle Paul in Romans 9:27-28. What is the context of the Romans passage, and why do you think Paul quoted Isaiah?
- After speaking at length about the northern kingdom of Israel, in 10:24 Isaiah resumes his prophecy to Judah. What does he tell them? Why is it important?