Isaiah 47

a) Verses: List the verses’ numbers for this study and begin to write down a short phrase or a single word from each verse that will remind you what is happening in that verse.

1) virgin daughter of Babylon

2-3) nakedness exposed, shame

4) Redeemer = Holy One

5) daughter no longer queen

6) I gave my people into your hand

7-8) you boast now

9) trouble comes - childless & widowhood

10) you trusted wickedness

11) disaster comes

12) keep on

13) consult the "wise"

14) they can't even save themselves

15) they continue on in error

b) Divisions: For each division, write a short, but complete sentence describing the key action and character in that division. Keep your sentence factual as opposed to spiritual.

1-4) Unrighteousness of Babylon is exposed.

5-11) Disaster will come to the queen.

12-15) Those she consults have no power.

c) Subject Sentence: From your divisions, combine the central thoughts into a subject sentence of 10 words or less. This must be a complete sentence with a subject and verb.

Babylon queen's sin is exposed and her reign ends quickly.

d) AIM: Find the compelling motive of this passage that would cause you to change your life.

Cause my audience to carefully examine their lives and turn away from any unrighteousness.

e) Applications: Go back and look at your divisions. Generally, you should try to write at least one application for each of your divisions.

1. What sin in your life is exposed when compared to the righteousness of Christ?

2. How do you plan to repent of your sin?

3. Who do you seek for counsel, "wise" men of the world, or humble servants of God?

4. Who or what is the biggest influence in your life? Is it a righteous influence?

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