A New Name (Isaiah 62:1-12)

Isaiah A Study of Selected Texts

A New Name (Isaiah 62:1-12)

  • 62:1-2 – A new name given
    • The importance of spreading the gospel (1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Timothy 4:2)
    • The new name = Christians (Acts 11:26)
  • 62:3-5 – The marriage relationship
    • Crown of glory = victory over evil (1 John 5:4; Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57)
    • Diadem = God’s royal family (Ephesians 3:14-15; 1 Peter 2:9)
    • Hephzibah = “My delight is in her”; Beulah = “Married” (Ephesians 5:23-28; 2 Corinthians 11:2)
  • 62:6-9 – The watchmen and God’s protection
    • The watchmen are godly saints who guard the truth (1 Peter 5:8; Philippians 1:17; 1 Timothy 4:1-6; 6:10; Acts 20:28; Jude 3; Ephesians 4:11-12)
    • Continual prayer (Luke 11:5-14; 18:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
    • God’s oath (Hebrews 6:13)
  • 62:10-12 – “Surely your salvation is coming”
    • Evangelism includes: preparing the way, building the highway, removing obstacles, and lifting the banner
    • Worldwide proclamation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16)
    • Four identifications: The Holy People (Ephesians 2:21; 5:27), The Redeemed of the Lord (Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Acts 20:28), Sought Out (Luke 19:10), A City Not Forsaken (Hebrews 13:5)

Discussion Questions

1. What is the “new name” and where is it revealed in the Scriptures?

2. To what is the new relationship between God and the people likened?

3. Who are the watchmen?

4. How strong is the Lord’s oath to His people?

5. What is involved in evangelism, according to Isaiah 62:10-12?

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