For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
How does the political and social conditions of Isaiah’s day reflect possible fears that we could have for our own nation at present?
What are two ditches of temptation that we can fall into related to our concerns for the future or distress for the past and present?
Fear of the Future?
What role does prophecy play in establishing God’s sovereignty over the future? Isaiah 41:21-24
What are some of the major prophetic promises made by God concerning this promised Son? Genesis 3, 12, and 16, Deuteronomy 18, 2 Samuel 7, Isaiah 7 and 9, Daniel 2.
Bitterness for the past?
What are the character qualities of the promised Son? Isaiah 9:6
What does it mean to be the Prince of Peace? What is the extent of His rule/kingdom? Isaiah 9:7
Have you made peace with God or are you standing in the way of His zeal?