Sunday, September 4, 2022

Isaiah 58

True worship of Jesus is demonstrated in humility and in caring for those He identified Himself with: the hungry, the poor, the oppressed.

Read Isaiah 58:1-5:
  1. According to this passage, what are the sins that God’s people are guilty of?
  2. What do the people in this passage think of what they’re doing?
  3. What is the difference between how the people view their own behavior and how God views what they’re doing?
Read Isaiah 58:6-12:
  1. How does God describe the distinctive characteristics of the kind of fast He chooses?
  2. What does God say will be his response of the people worship Him in this way?
  3. Who benefits when the people fast in this way?
Read Isaiah 58:13-14:
  1. In the context of this passage, what does it mean to “turn back your foot from the Sabbath?”
  2. Read Colossians 2:16-23 and Hebrews 4. How do these passages bring perspective to what God says about Sabbath rest at the end of this chapter?
Taking it home:
  1. Which one person in your life can you “pour yourself out for” (v. 10) this week as an act of worship to God?
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:
  • Ecclesiastes 3:14-4:4
  • Romans 13:7-14
  • Isaiah 65
  • Romans 1:28-2:11
  • Jeremiah 21:11-22:5
  • 1 Timothy 6