Lesson No. 429
Book of Isaiah, Chapter 59
"Sin, Confession, and Redemption!"

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Warnings against sin

1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 5 They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. 9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. 10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. 11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. 12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; 13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. 15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. 16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. 17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. 18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. 19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

Lesson No. 429 “Sin, Confession, and Redemption!”

Book of Isaiah, Chapter 59



1) Is the meaning of verse 1 that the Lord cannot reach and cannot hear us?

2) What has separated God’s chosen people from Him? (Hint: verse 2) What can separate us from God? I thought we learned last week in Isaiah 55 and then again in the new testament that NOTHING could separate us from God’s love?

3) Verses 2 through 8 show us how God sees and adulterous generation. Is this how He sees us? Verse 8 indicates a departure from God’s will and His ways; similar to pre-flood times where all have gone to violence.

4) Verse 9 is interesting…waiting for the ‘light’. Verses 10 through 14 describe the depraved soul. Verse 13 shows us our hearts that only God knows, remember? What did Jesus say that defiles a man?

5) God wants to see what from us? (Hint: verses 14 and 15) Proper judgment, justice, and equity. Isn’t that what we want too!

6) How does God solve this problem- check out verse 16!

7) Verse 17- does this sound familiar to you???

8) God is also a God of revenge verse 18); do we fear Him? (verse 19) We should have an intense reverential fear of God. Who does Jesus say we should fear, and why?

9) Pay dirt! Verse 20! They/we turn from transgressions in Jacob to who? The REDEEMER! JESUS!

10) When they/we turn from our sin, confess our sins to God our Redeemer in Christ Jesus, He is right and just to forgive us our sins and save us. Redeemed by the Blood of the Savior!

11) Verse 20 speaks to His everlasting covenant with us!

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