Redeemed Without Money (Daily Portion 10202)

Content Author: 
Reagan, David
Scripture Passage: 
Isaiah 52:1-15

This chapter looks forward to the time of the restoration of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.  They are to be “redeemed without money” (v.3) because the servant who suffered (v.13-14) will sprinkle many nations (v.15).  Therefore, they should awake (v.1), shake themselves (v.2), sing together (v.9), and depart from the unclean thing (v.11).

What Does It Say?

  1. Jerusalem is commanded to shake itself from the _______, arise,  and _______ down.
  2. The Lord will deliver because His name continually every day is ______________.
  3. The watchmen will lift up the voice and shall see _____ to _______ when the Lord shall bring again ________.
  4. The Lord has made ________ His holy _______ in the eyes of all the nations.
  5. By His suffering, the Lord’s servant shall __________ many nations.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Verses seven and eleven are quoted in the New Testament.  Where are they quoted?  What do these verses mean here in Isaiah?  To what does they specifically refer in the New Testament?
  2. What is the meaning of “rereward” in verse twelve [check a good dictionary; “rereward” is another spelling for “rearward” and is related to “rear guard”]?  In what way is God the rereward of Israel?
  3. To whom does verse fourteen refer?  What is the verse talking about?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. This chapter has two repeated commands.  “Awake, awake” (v.1) and “Depart ye, depart ye” (v.11).  Why are these particular commands repeated?  What is their significance?
  2. In verse three, the Lord says, “Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.”  What do these two statements mean?  The following references may help: Psalm 44:12; Isaiah 50:1; Isaiah 55:1; Isaiah 52:5.

Suggested Memory Verses

Isaiah 52:3; Isaiah 52:7; Isaiah 52:10-11; Isaiah 52:14

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.