Session 1: Rebellion (Isaiah 1, 5)
All of us have things in our life that make rebellion against God an easier choice. Do you ever have a hard time admitting to your rebellion against God?
- Play: Session 1 Video
Think about some of your experiences with the book of Isaiah in the past. What challenges or issues have you had getting into the book? What benefits, if any, have you found in studying it in the past?
- ”Idolatry” essentially means “worshiping anything besides Yahweh.” Do you think this was a problem for the people of Israel? List some times when Israel practiced idolatry.
Why do you think the people are compared to Sodom and Gomorrah here?
God seems to urge the people here to meditate on his Word. For the people in Isaiah’s day, that meant the Torah, or the Law, the books we call Genesis through Deuteronomy. Why did God want the people to really meditate on this Word?
- What would it look like in your life to meditate on the Torah?
Do you ever have a hard time admitting to your rebellion against God? Think about some of the sins you’ve committed in the last month. Are you willing to admit them and bring them to God? What would it look like for you to have a time of confession?
- Read James 5:16. What does this have to say about owning up to our own sin?
All of us have things in our life that make rebellion against God an easier choice. Think about some of those in your life, and list one practice you could adopt to help to keep yourself from rebelling against God in the future.
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