We live in the now and the not yet. So many promises of God are available to us now, but will be completely fulfilled in the future promise of the new heavens and new earth. Elevation Worship sings of God’s ultimate triumph in their song “See a Victory.” It sent me to the prophecies of Isaiah where we learn much about God and His promises.
Followers of Christ can find themselves in this text. Let’s dive in!
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Consider the historical context
- Consult outside resources
- Follow the cross references
- Ask questions
- The 30 Day Music Challenge – SIGN UP HERE
- Getting inspired by a song lyrics, a phrase, a sermon, or a devotion and letting it send you to sections of Scripture where you can stay and interact awhile
- My pattern of study this week
- Read Isaiah 52-55 daily
- Read in different translations
- Ask questions along the way
- Consult outside resources last
- The Bible Project overview of Isaiah
- Utilizing the resource, “How to Read the Bible Book by Book” by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart – Amazon Link
- Exploring Isaiah 55 – Episode 124 of More Than a Song
- The glorious future of God’s people after the suffering servant completes His purpose
- The old covenant people as the barren woman in Isaiah 54:1-3
- Following the cross reference to Galatians 4:21-28
- Recap of the stories of Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah – Genesis 16, 21
- As followers of Christ we are children of the Spirit, and thus children of the promise
- The certainty of the promises of God rest in the person of God – Isaiah 54:5
- How our heritage includes the ability to refute every tongue that accuses us AND the promise that no weapon formed against us will prosper – Isaiah 54:17
Check out the official audio of the song on YouTube below.
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- Lyrics and chords – Essential Worship
- The story behind the song “See a Victory” by Elevation Worship – YouTube Video
This Week’s Challenge
Read Isaiah 52-55 for yourself! Watch The Bible Project overview videos to ground your personal study time. Allow yourself to be taught by the Lord Himself through His glorious Word. Meditate on the characteristics of God you discover in these passages, and rest in the peace and hope He offers here.