Songs of Praise and Triumph (Isaiah 25:1-12)

Isaiah A Study of Selected Texts

Songs of Praise and Triumph (Isaiah 25:1-12)

  • 25:1-5 – “Praise of God for the great things He has done”
    • Yahweh/Jehovah – God’s faithfulness
    • Elohim/Lord – Lordship/Almightiness
    • Divine destruction causes glorification and fear
    • Christ’s church offers strength and protection (Matthew 11:28-32)
  • 25:6-8 – “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb and the prophecy of the end of death”
    • Symbolism of the “feast” (Luke 14:1ff; Matthew 22:1-14; 25:1-13)
    • Removing the veil (Ephesians 4:18; 2 Corinthians 3:14-16)
    • Assurance that death would cease
    • Wipe away tears (Revelation 7:17; 21:4)
  • 25:9-12 – “The ultimate triumph of God over all His enemies”
    • Discouragement overcome by faithful focus
    • Character of Moab (Genesis 19:30-38; Numbers 22:3-6; 25:1-2; Isaiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:29-30; 48:27,42; Amos 2:1; Zephaniah 2:8,10)
    • Motivation in promises and warnings
    • “The faithful Covenant-God has protected and sustained and fed His kingdom upon the earth and it is alive and flourishing today. In contrast, those enemies who have threatened and warred against God’s kingdom have come and gone and dissolved into dust, one after another. So shall it ever be.” (Butler)

Discussion Questions

1. How important is singing to the people of God? What are some of the Scriptural purposes for singing? Consider James 5:13 as well as Colossians 3:16 in your answer.

2. What are the different meanings of the Hebrew names of God used in verse 1?

3. What is the literal mountain of verses 6 and 10? What does it symbolically represent?

4. What is the “feast of choice pieces”?

5. Is fear (terror) a proper motivation for serving God?

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