Today’s passage: Isaiah 9:1-7
- Go back and read Isaiah 8:22 for the contrast of this passage’s promise.
- Matthew 4:12-14 – Now when he (Jesus) heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled
- John 8:12 – Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
- The military victory that Israel enjoyed over Midian was not a typical military victory. Only the Lord could have accomplished it.
- This future victory will be of the Lord’s doing, and the Kingdom of God will be left to rejoice under a new King! He will be a Wonderful Counselor (Wisdom), Mighty God (Power), Everlasting Father (Care), and Prince of Peace.
Questions to consider:
- Who is going to make everything right? Who is the only One who could?
- How must the Christian walk with Christ while we wait for His return? How would a passage like Romans 8:31-39 compare with Isaiah 9:1-7 and encourage us as we wait for King Jesus?
- How long will Christ’s kingdom last? Why can we be confident that this will happen? Whose character and power are we trusting in (End of verse 7)?
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