This lesson contains 15 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.
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Isaiah 10: 5-34
Slide 1 - Slide
God used Assyria against who?
All of the above
Slide 2 - Quiz
"Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation. I will send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of My wrath, I will give him a charge, to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and cut off not a few nations."
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The rod of My anger … the staff in whose hand is My indignation: The rod and the staff were sticks used by shepherds to guide and correct their sheep. God is saying that Assyria was like a stick in His hand, used to correct Syria, Israel, and Judah.
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v. 10 "Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so, it is in his heart to destroy and to cuts off nations not a few". What do you think this means?
Assyria wanted to become friends with Syria, Israel, and Judah.
Assyria wants to give to the Lord.
Assyria didn't care about the will or glory of God; they wanted to destroy and cut off many nations.
Assyria wants to be ruled by other nations.
Slide 5 - Quiz
For he says, 'Are not my princes altogether kings? Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus? As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?'" Therefore it shall come to pass, when the LORD has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks." For he says: "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; also I have removed the boundaries of the people, and have robbed their treasuries; so I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep."
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"Aren't my princes like kings is a haughty statement". What do you think it means to be haughty (synonym: arrogant)
Slide 7 - Mind map
Have you every given someone a haughty look? If so, why?
Slide 8 - Slide
What are these pictures of?
My best friend
symbols of Jewish faith
Slide 9 - Quiz
Much idol worship
Some idol worship, but many people still worshipped God
Slide 10 - Slide
Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it? As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood! Therefore the Lord, the Lord of hosts, Will send leanness among his fat ones; and under his glory He will kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day. And it will consume the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, both soul and body; and they will be as when a sick man wastes away. Then the rest of the trees of his forest will be so few in number that a child may write them.
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What do you think it means when he is talking about the ax, saw, and rod?
He is saying the people made too much stuff.
He is telling us he loves to use tools.
He is saying that a tool can't take credit for the work of the creator.
The tools are lazy.
Slide 12 - Quiz
And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the Mighty God. For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them will return; the destruction decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord GOD of hosts will make a determined end in the midst of all the land. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts:
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"O My people, who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian. He shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while and the indignation will cease, as will My anger in their destruction." And the LORD of hosts will stir up a scourge for him like the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; as His rod was on the sea, so will He lift it up in the manner of Egypt. It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
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This shows the remarkable grace and longsuffering of God. But even in the midst of the judgment they deserved, brought through the Assyrians, God wants to comfort His people and bring them hope. How do you feel that God comforts you?