Christ Comes in Glory
READ Isaiah 40:3-5
What will happen when the Lord returns in glory?
READ Isaiah 40:12, 15, 18, 21-22, 25
Who is this Lord who is coming?
The Prophet Joseph Smith taught in the Lectures on Faith that we need a “correct idea of (God’s) character, perfections, and attributes” if we are to exercise faith in Him unto life and salvation (see LoF 3:2-5). The character of God is described by Joseph as…
READ LoF 3:13-18
Why are these character attributes critical to our ability to exercise faith in Him?
READ Isaiah 40:28-31 and 11
What does He do for those who wait upon Him?
What is implied by the word “wait”?
READ Isaiah 41:11, 14
What does the Lord do to His peoples’ enemies?
Can his people defend themselves?
A Bruised Reed
READ Isaiah 42:3
What does a “bruised reed” symbolize?
What is the symbolism of the Lord not breaking the bruised pipe in two and discarding it?
READ Isaiah 43:24-25
What does “I have not caused thee to serve with an offering” mean?
An Acceptable Sacrifice
In the ancient religions, priests would sacrifice innocent victims to placate the Gods – what does the true and living God sacrifice?
Why does He do it?
What sacrifice does He require of us?
READ Isaiah 44:3-4
What does the fact that Israel is thirsty and dry imply?
How do His people react to the water?
A Refiner’s Fire
The Lord will save those who come unto Him and wait for Him – but what of those of Israel that profess His name while they turn away from Him in deed?
READ Isaiah 48:1-2, 4-5, 8
Who is the Lord talking to here?
If these are “active” Israelites, why would the Lord accuse them of idol worship?
READ Isaiah 48:8-11
Why is the Lord refining Israel for their own sakes?
READ Isaiah 48:16-17
Should this probationary state come as a surprise to us?
Who has been teaching and guiding us from the beginning?
READ Isaiah 48:18, 21 and 49:8
What are the Lord’s promises?
How are they administered to us?
READ Isaiah 49:13-16
What would it take for a woman to forget her nursing baby?
Why will the Lord never forget us?