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The Book of Isaiah – Part 3

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH – PART 3

ISAIAH CHAPTER 3 VERSES 1 TO 11

(Isaiah 3:1 – 11)

Message 1
The Power Of God To REMOVE The Things We Depend On And Rely On:

(Isaiah 3:1 – 3)

a) As a judgement — God Removed food and bread. (3:1) – “He created a Famine”

***This was a common exhibition of God’s judgement against sin***

(Psa 105:16) (Deut 28:48) (Isa 14:30) (Isa 51:19) (Jer 24:10) (Jer 27:8)
(Jer 29:17 – 18) (Jer 34:17) (Jer 44:13) (Eze 5:16 – 17) (Eze 14:13) (Eze 14:21)

b) As a judgement — God Removed every drop of water. (3:1) (Ex 17:1 – 3) (Num 20:2) (2 Kings 3:9 – 10)

c) As a judgement — God Removed all their Heroes (3:2) – “The Mighty Man”

d) As a judgement — God Removed all their Soldiers. (3:2) – “And the man of War” (2 Kings 24:14 – 16)

e) As a judgement — God Removed the Judges of the land. (3:2) – “The judge”

(Lam 5:14) (Amos 2:3) – (Law and order would disappear and anarchy be the outcome))

f) As a judgement — God Removed the Prophet. – “And the Prophet” – (3:2)
(Jer 5:13) (Psa 74:9) (isa 29:10) (Lam 2:9) (Jer 4:9) (Eze 7:26)

g) As a judgement — God removed the Prudent. – “And the Prudent” – (3:2)
(A Prudent person is generally wise and judicious in practical affairs — They are discreet; wise; and sober and excellent in making right and fruitful decisions)

“God’s Plan Was That Wise People Should Be In Positions Of Leadership As This Would Benefit All His People”

(Eze 36:1) (Eze 28:3) (Ex 35:25 – 26) (Ex 36:8) (1 Kings 7:13 – 14) (Prov 14:8)
(Prov 21:22) (1 Kings 5:12) (Gen 41:39) (Isa 11:2) (Eph 1:17) (Dan 5:11 – 12)

“FOR GOD TO REMOVE ALL THE PRUDENT AND WISE FROM AMONGST HIS PEOPLE INDEED WAS AN AWFUL JUDGEMENT UPON JUDAH AND JERUSALEM”

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h) As a Judgement — God Removed All The Elders. (3:2)

“And the ancient”

– (The ancient were generally those amongst God’s people who had EXPERIENCE OF LIFE; They knew the things to embrace with gladness and the things to lay aside — They could share with the younger ones the pitfalls they need to avoid and consequently the pain and heartache they could avoid)
( – REMOVING THE ELDERS WAS AN AWFUL JUDGEMENT)

(Ex 19:7) (Ex 3:16) (Ex 4:29) (Ex 24:1) (Num 11:24 – 25) (Jos 23:2) (Jos 24:1)
(Deut 19:11 – 12) (2 Kings 23:1) (1 Kings 8:1) (Prov 31:23) (Eze 8:1)
(Eze 20:1 – 3) (Acts 15:4) (Acts 11:30) (Acts 16:4) (Acts 21:18) (Acts 20:17)
(Acts 14:23) (Titus 1:5) (1 Tim 5:17) (1 Peter 5:1 – 4) (James 5:14)

i) As a Judgement — God Removed High Officials. – “The Captain Of many” – (3:3)
(Ex 18:21) (Deut 1:15)

j) As a judgement — God Removed the Honourable Men. (3:3)

k) As a Judgement — God Removed The Counsellor (Those who advised) (3:3)

l) As a Judgement — God Removed The Skilled Craftsman. (3:3)

m) As a Judgement — God Removed The Eloquent Orator. (3:3)

“These were the people who would be able to express the needs and put into words clearly the needs and problems of the everyday person”

Message 2:
The Power Of God In His Judgement To ALLOW Things Which Would Be Detrimental:

(Isaiah 3:4 – 9)

a) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed Boys To Be The People’s Leaders. (3:4)

b) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed Toddlers To Rule Over His People. (3:4)

c) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed Oppression to Take Place in Society. (3:5)

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d) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed Young People To Insult Their Elders. (3:5)

“The child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient”

(2 Kings 2:23) (Job 19:18) (Job 30:1) (Job 30:12) (Psa 144:7 – 8) (Psa 144:11)
(Prov 7:7) (Pro 17:25) (Pro 19:13) (Prov 19:26) (Pro 30:17) (Jer 32:30)
(Micah 7:6) (Mark 13:12) (Rom 1:30) (2 Tim 3:2)

e) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed Vulgar People To Sneer At The Honourable. (3:5)

“And the base against the honourable”

f) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed People To Attempt To Pervert The Way Of Democracy. (3:6 – 7)

“People were demanded to rule without proper election to leadership”

g) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed People To Witness The Stumbling Of Jerusalem And Judah. (3:8)

(Lev 26:14 – 39) (2 Kings 24:3 – 4) (Lam 1:3) (Eze 28:18) (Jer 12:17)

h) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed The People To Go Their Own Way. (3:8b)

“Their speech and deeds were against the Lord — Their defiance was against God’s Glory”

i) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed The People To Snowball In Their Sin. (3:9)

“They declare their sin as Sodom”

j) As a Judgement of God — He Allowed The People To Reward Evil Unto Themselves. (3:9b)

“Woe unto their soul for they have rewarded evil unto themselves”

(Psa 5:10) (Psa 10:2) (Psa 94:23) (Psa 141:10) (Prov 1:31) (Prov 5:22 – 23)
(Prov 12:13 – 14) (Prov 22:8) (Prov 28:1) (Hos 8:7) (Hos 13:9) (Gal 6:7 – 8)

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Message 3:
The Power Of God To DETERMINE The Different Outcome Of The Righteous And The Wicked:

(Isaiah 3:10 – 11)

“Even here as early as 740 BC we see that the prophet Isaiah draws a massive distinction between the Righteous and the Wicked — The seeds of the doctrine concerning eternal destinations and rewards and punishment which are developed much more fully in the New Testament are to be found here”

a) – Isaiah 3:10: – Isaiah directly addresses the Righteous — The term Righteous is of vital importance.

(Rom 1:17) (Rom 3:21) (Rom 4:1 – 8) (Rom 4:13) (Rom 5:17) (Eph 4:24)
(1 John 2:29) (Rom 8:10) (Rom 14:17) (Gal 5:5) (1 Peter 2:24) (Gen 15:6)
(Phil 3:8 – 9) (Rom 9:30) (Rom 10:4) (Rev 19:8)

b) – Isaiah 3:10 – Isaiah Indicates the great blessings for the righteous — The saved.

“That it shall be well with him”

(Prov 10:29) (Prov 12:5) (Psa 55:22) (Prov 11:8) (Prov 10:3) (Psa 37:25)
(Psa 5:12) (Job 36:7) (1 Peter 3:12) (Psa 34:17) (Prov 15:29) (Prov 12:3)
(Prov 11:28) (Prov 12:7) (Prov 28:1) (Prov 10:16) (Prov 37:29) (Psa 92:12 – 15)
(Prov 15:6) (Psa 116:15)

c) – Isaiah 3:10: – Isaiah Indicates that the Righteous will be rewarded.

“For they shall eat the fruit of their doings”

(Psa 18:24) (Psa 128:2) (Heb 6:10) (1 Cor 3:10 – 15) (Prov 11:18)
(Psa 40:10) (Matt 5:12) (Matt 6:4) (Matt 16:27) (Luke 6:23)
(1 Cor 3:8) (Col 3:24) (Heb 11:26) (2 John 1:8) (Rev 22:12)

d) – Isaiah 3:11: – Isaiah Indicates that there will be a terrible Woe for the wicked. (Unsaved)

(Woe A Common Pronouncement Of Judgement Throughout Isaiah)

(Isa 5:8) (Isa 5:11) (Isa 5:18) (Isa 5:20) (Isa 5:21) (Isa 5:22) (Isa 10:1)
(Isa 17:12) (Isa 18:1) (Isa 28:1) (Isa 29:1) (Isa 29:15) (Isa 30:1) (Isa 31:1)
(Isa 33:1) (Isa 45:9) (Isa 45:10)

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e) – Isaiah 3:11: – Isaiah Indicates that there will be unfavourable things happen to them.

“It shall be ill with him”

(Isa 48:22) (Isa 57:20) (Isa 57:21) (Isa 65:13 – 15) (Psa 1:4 – 5) (Psa 11:5 – 6) (Ecc 8:13)

f) – Isaiah 3:11: – Isaiah Indicates that the wicked will get exactly what they deserve as a result of their wicked deeds carried out by their wicked hands.

“For the reward of his hands shall be given him”

(Psa 28:4) (Prov 12:14) (Jer 16:18) (Rom 6:23) (Job 4:8) (Psa 10:2)
(Psa 94:23) (Psa 141:10) (Prov 1:31) (Prov 5:22 – 23) (Prov 11:27) (Prov 22:8)
(Prov 29:6) (Jer 2:19) (Hos 8:7) (Hos 13:9) (Rom 7:5) (Gal 6:7 – 8)

CONCLUSION

In Summary the first 11 verses of Isaiah Chapter 3 can be outlined according to the three messages and headings as found in the study:

  1. The Power Of God To – REMOVE – the things we depend upon and rely on.
  2. The Power Of God In His Judgement To – ALLOW – Things Which Would Be Detrimental.
  3. The Power Of God To – DETERMINE – The Different Outcome Of The Righteous And The Wicked.