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 253 – The Ransomed Of The Lord Shall Return (Isaiah 35:1-10)
1. As we begin this chapter, what is the wilderness doing?
Gladness, blossoming, joy, singing, and seeing the glory of the Lord: “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God” (Isaiah 35:1-2).
2. Now that a judgment of God has passed, what did the weak need?
Strengthened: “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees” (Isaiah 34:3).
3. What message was sent to the people of God that had a fearful heart?
Be strong, God will avenge: “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you” (Isaiah 35:4).
4. What did God promise concerning the blind, lame, and mutes?
They would see a time wherein they’d be healed: “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert” (Isaiah 35:5-6).
5. What about the desert land?
Water and grass would return: “And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes” (Isaiah 35:7).
6. What purpose did the promised highway have?
A way of holiness that the unclean and predators could not use made for the redeemed: “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there” (Isaiah 35:8-9).
7. Where were the ransomed of the Lord told they would return?
Zion: “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10).
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