6/01/2015

God's Glorious Holy Kingdom (Isaiah 4:2-6)


1:1-31
2:1-5
2:6-4:1
4:2-6
5:1-30
6:1-13
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Positive
Negative
Positive
Negative
Positive (-)
Judgment
Salvation/Hope
Judgment
Salvation/Hope
Judgment
Salvation/Hope

Outline of 2:1-4:6
  1. The Ideal: Our Glorious Future Hope (2:1-5).
  2. The Actual: Our Dark Present Reality (2:6-4:1).
  3. The New: Our Glorious Future Hope (4:2-6).
The immediate future will be terrible for Judah if the nation does not stop trusting mankind and start exalting God alone. Isaiah wanted God's people to know that their rebellion and pride (2:6-4:1) will not defeat God's ultimate plan to establish his glorious kingdom in the future (2:1-5; 4:2-6). In contrast to 2:1-5 which focuses on the coming of the foreign nations to hear God's laws, 4:2-6 focuses on the purification of a holy remnant.

The New will be characterized by (4:2-6):
  1. Beauty (2).
  2. Holiness (3).
  3. Cleansing (4).
  4. Glory (5).
  5. Security (5).
The New will be:
  1. Beautiful (2).
  2. Holy (3).
  3. Clean (4).
  4. Glorious (5).
  5. Secure (6).