Author: Ron Graham

Isaiah Lessons

Do Not Be in Fear
—A theme of Isaiah (part 2)

This study continues on from our previous lesson where we compared two verses from Isaiah. First the Lord says, "Do not fear their threats or be in dread." (Isaiah 8:12),Then he says, "The Lord of hosts shall be your fear" (Isaiah 8:13),

We begin our second study with another of those lovely passages of encouragement. "Do not fear for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with my righteous hand." (Isaiah 41:10,14).

4 Don't Fear Fearful Things

5 Consider God’s Nature

6 Bear Humiliation and Opression

Fear God and Only God

The final chapters of Isaiah confront us with an awful truth. If we go on resisting God’s Holy Spirit and straying into sin, God will harden us and alienate us with his righteousness. Instead of being our redeemer, he will become our enemy and adversary, a consuming fire (Isaiah 63:7-19, Isaiah 66:4,14-16). The Hebrew writer draws on these passages when he puts the fear of God into us by his strong warnings (Hebrews 10:23-31).

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