Words Of Truth
"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).
An Overview Of The Old Testament
Part 229 – Anger Turned Away Through Praising God (Isaiah 12:1-6)
1. What is “that day” as we begin chapter twelve?
Š This verse ties back to chapter eleven wherein Isaiah was prophesying of the first coming of Christ (Isaiah 11:10; cf. Romans 15:7-12).
Š We know that was Christ, as we discussed, because Jesus came forth from Jesse (Matthew 1:1-6 and Revelation 22:16) and brought salvation to the Gentiles (Luke 2:25-32, Ephesians 2:11-17; cf. Acts 13:46-48, Acts 26:18-20, Galatians 3:14-29, and II Timothy 4:17).
2. In “that day”, why did Isaiah prophesy that Israel would praise God?
“And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me” (Isaiah 12:1).
Š God was angry with them (II Kings 17:18, Jeremiah 32:32, Jeremiah 44:6, and Ezekiel 8:17).
Š He did turn His anger away (Luke 1:54-55; cf. Hosea 14:4-9).
Š He did bring comfort His people through Christ as true salvation will come through the resurrection (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Š What is also wonderful is that through the fall of Israel salvation came to the world, yet not to the forsaking of Israel (Romans 11:12-36).
3. Does knowing that God is your salvation bring trust and remove fears?
Of course: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2).
Š Salvation is of God (Psalms 27:1, Isaiah 45:17, Isaiah 45:22-25, Jeremiah 3:23, Acts 4:10-12, Romans 1:16, II Timothy 3:15, etc.).
Š Knowing you are saved takes away a certain fear (Hebrews 13:5-6 and I John 4:16-18), yet there is still the fear of God that must remain in us (Philippians 2:12, Hebrews 12:28-29, and I Peter 2:17).
Š Jehovah is a source of strength (Isaiah 26:4).
Š However, it is not just in the Father (Ephesians 3:16 and Philippians 4:13).
4. What type of wells were going to bring joy through the drawing out of water?
Wells of salvation: “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3).
Š This is just a figure of speech (cf. Isaiah 55:1-3 and John 4:10-14).
5. Does true salvation cause you to talk about God to others?
Yes: “And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted” (Isaiah 12:4).
Š You will praise God for salvation (Psalms 118:21 and Acts 2:47).
Š Calling on His name because of (Psalms 105:1) and for (Romans 10:13; cf. Acts 22:16) salvation.
Š How can you keep quiet about what God has done (Acts 4:13-20)?
Š Even Jesus couldn’t but help declare the name of His Father (John 17:26).
Š When you’re saved, you rejoice (Acts 8:35-39).
Š God wants exalted (Psalms 46:10).
6. Should songs to God include singing about things He has done?
Yes: “Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth” (Isaiah 12:5).
Š Exodus 15:1, Isaiah 15:21, Psalms 98:1, Psalms 105:2, Romans 15:9, and Colossians 3:16.
7. Did Israel have reason to cry out and shout?
Yes: “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee” (Isaiah 12:6).
Š Isaiah 40:9, Isaiah 52:6-10, and Matthew 21:5-11.
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