4/01/2015

A Beautiful King (Isaiah 32-33)

Isaiah 32-33

"Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar" (Isa 33:17, NIV).

A beautiful king:
  1. Reigns in righteousness, rules with justice (Isa 32:1; 33:5-6, 21-22).
  2. Protects and transforms his people (Isa 32:2-4, 19-20; 33:17-20).
  3. Judges accordingly (Isa 32:5-8).
  4. Condemns complacency and false security (Isa 32:9-20).
  5. Destroys the destroyer (Isa 33:1-6).

References:
  1. Webb, Barry G. The Message of Isaiah. 134-142. The true solution: divine government (32:1-33:24).
    • Good government (32:1-8).
    • Complacent women (32:9-20).
    • The destroyer destroyed (33:1-6).
    • The Lord is king (33:7-24).
  2. Motyer, J. Alec. 228-239.
    • Righteous king, new society (32:1-8).
    • The second summons: hearing (32:9-14).
    • Outpoured Spirit, new society (32:15-18).
    • Epilogue: Blessedness beyond disaster (32:19-20).
    • Ultimate realities: salvation and wrath (33:1-12). The salvation of Zion (1-6). World judgment (7-12).
    • The first universal proclamation: the new Zion (33:13-24).
  3. ESV Study Bible. Isa. 31:1–32:20 Those Who Go Down to Egypt for Help. God calls his people to stop trusting in man and return to him, promising them the Messiah and his Spirit.
  4. ESV Gospel Transformation Bible.