This week, we will continue with Isaiah's prophecy. This section continues in Isaiah's prophesy to King Ahaz. So, its a continuation from last week.
Remember, Isaiah is telling Ahaz about the exile that is coming! The selection we skipped was talking about how terrible the invasion would be! Think about that as you start this section.
This week's assigment:
1) Pray for enlightenment and wisdom!
2) Read Isaiah 9:1-7 twice.
3) Put it down for a while!
4) Read it again, and then answer the questions below!
a) If you were Jew during the exile or during Roman occupation, what would you expect the Messiah to be like?
b) Which parts do you think point to Christ as the Messiah?
c) Why would Isaiah use the words government in verses 6 and 7, if he wasn't pointing to an earthly ruler?
d) What struck you in these passages?