Printable Bible Study for the Book of Isaiah

Isaiah the prophet lived during the reign of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, and brought a message of judgement and salvation .

ISAIAH THE PROPHET

When we read the book of Isaiah, we might think, What a wonderful guy—this holy man telling everyone about a coming Savior!

The reality is Isaiah probably didn’t have a lot of friends. Isaiah was a bit of a downer.

Sometimes I catch myself wanting to sugar-coat things, to pretend like the Bible is only Good News. Of course, the Bible is good news, but only because the state of things are so bad!

The Garden of Eden was a place of perfection, but once sin entered the equation, perfection no longer existed—except for God. Throughout the entire Old Testament, you see God drawing his people back time and time again. Isaiah tells us like it is—we are sinful, deserving punishment, needing repentance and a perfect Savior.

ISAIAH’S WARNINGS AND PROPHECIES

Isaiah was a prophet to the people of Judah (the southern, smaller kingdom after the split). During his life, four kings reigned over Judah:

  1. Uzziah
  2. Jotham
  3. Ahaz
  4. Hezekiah

Isaiah tells the Israelites that they will go into exile and later be redeemed and eventually return to their homeland. He speaks simultaneously of hope and punishment—judgement and salvation. He also predicts that the evil nations who worship false gods will eventually be punished, and that a perfect Messiah is coming!

The Jews of the time expected an earthly king to be this Messiah (aka Christ). But when the time came (500 years later!), Jesus came in the form of a suffering servant. Born in a barn, working as a carpenter and killed as a criminal–this was not what they had in mind.

God seldom works in ways we’d expect, and his wisdom is beyond what we can comprehend. Isaiah is reminder of God’s authority, power, wisdom and gentleness all at the same time.

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH PRINTABLES

Open up your Bible, read through the book of Isaiah and print out these visual notes to guide you as you read.

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Printable Bible Study for Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs

Written by the wise King Solomon, Ecclesiastes explores the idea that everything is meaningless, while Song of Solomon is a poem that celebrates love.

TWO OPPOSITE BOOKS BY KING SOLOMON

We’ve already heard a lot from King Solomon, but he’s not through yet! In Psalms, we had a sneak peak of his poetry and the book of Proverbs was full of his wisdom.

However, the next two books are very different from his previous work, and opposites in themselves.

THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS: ECCLESIASTES

Ecclesiastes isn’t quoted much because of it’s mostly negative feel, because the focus of the book is that everything is meaningless.

Wisdom, labor, pleasures, folly, success, riches—what’s the point? If generations continue on, the sun continues to rise and set and the wind blows without our help, what difference does anything make?

The book of Ecclesiastes wrestles with the insights that comes with deep wisdom. Solomon says in the opening verses:

“I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! 

I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief." 

Ecclesiastes 1:12-14, 18

This book always seems so sad to me!

It’s a reflection that we can do whatever we want with our time, but it won’t last. Only God knows his plans and we have to trust him and worship his perfect authority. Our “duty” is to “fear God and keep his commandments”. See the closing verses of the book:

“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5

”Now all has been heard, and here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13

THE ROMANCE BOOK: SONG OF SONGS

The next book by Solomon, is more hopeful and optimistic. Song of Songs (aka Song of Solomon) is a dialogue through poetry about the joys of love. It’s been said this book is the most scandalous in the Bible because it talks about sex, but it sure is refreshing to read after a solemn book like Ecclesiastes.

Solomon is reminding us that sex isn’t sinful and that it was made to be celebrated. It’s an actual gift from God.

There are 4 ways you can read this book:

  1. Intimacy between a married man and woman
  2. God’s love for his people
  3. Christ’s love for the church
  4. A Christian’s love for the Lord

God is comparing the strength of earthly love to our relationship with him. He wants us to know he is passionate for us. We are not an afterthought, an irritation, or something he has to put up with. His relationship with us not like a loveless marriage—he is a perfect God with perfect love for his creation.

"Listen! My lover!
Look! Here he comes, 
leaping across the mountains, 
bounding over the hills. 
My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. 
Look! There he stands behind our wall, 
gazing through the windows, 
peering through the lattice. 
My lover spoke and said to me. 
See! The winter is past; 
the rains are over and gone. 
Flowers appear on the earth; 
the season of singing has come, 
the cooing of doves is heard in our land. 
The fig tree forms its early fruit; 
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. 
Arise, come, my darling; 
my beautiful one, come with me." 

Ecclesiastes 2:8-13

THE PRINTABLES

Open up your Bible, read through these two books and print out these visual notes to guide you as you read.

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What the Bible Says About the Power of Mindset

See what the Bible has to say about the power of mindset in dealing with fear and anxiety in this printable four week Bible study.

SOME THOUGHTS ON YOUR THOUGHTS

I’ve always been a worrier and have struggled with the downward spiral of worry since I was a child. I’m sure many of you can relate, as this seems to become more and more of a problem now with the amount of information being thrown at us every day.

I don’t watch the news very often—not because I want to put blinders on, but because it causes me anxiety if I keep up with it daily. The whole premise of news channels are to get you to keep watching by using scare tactics. You keep coming back because of the “what if” they’ve taunted you with.

While there are reasons to keep up with the news, not all outlets are healthy for our minds. You know the people—the ones who live with the news channel on 24/7 and those who fill up their Facebook feeds with every terrifying article they come across. We have to strike a heathy balance between feeding our mind with knowledge and feeding it with fear.

"As we think, we change the physical nature of our brain. As we consciously direct our thinking, we can wire out toxic patterns of thinking and replace them with healthy thoughts.”

-DR. CAROLINE LEAF from “Switch on Your Brain”

YOU CAN’T TURN OFF WORRY…RIGHT?

One way to determine if you are filling your mind with unhealthy sources, is to ask yourself:

  • What do I think about most of the day?
  • What do I worry about? Where does that worry stem from?
  • Am I worrying about an actual problem in my life or what ifs?
  • Are my thoughts mostly optimistic or pessimistic?
  • What do I talk to others about most of the day? Is it feeding my thoughts in a positive or negative way?

I know my limits, and you know yours. You may be perfectly fine with watching the news every day, I’m not. My head can’t handle it. I get nightmares and have panic attacks if I expose myself to too much bad news. But I absolutely recognize that everyone doesn’t respond to bad news in exactly the same way.

LEARN YOUR TRIGGERS

So as you go about your week, make a list of the things you expose your mind to, and write down your moods throughout the day. Do you feel happier when you are working on a project or reading a book? Does calling a friend help your stress level? Do you need to take more mental breaks from your job during the day?

What patterns can you find in your week that lead to unhealthy thoughts? Do you need to unfollow some negative people on social media? Do you need to quit watching that show that is so addictive, but causes more stress after you watch it? Should you put a limit on the time you spend reading about COVID-19?

What about positive moments in your day? What brings them on? Is it a certain kind of music you listen to, getting outside in the fresh air? Reading an exciting book? Watching a feel-good movie?

Make your list and track your moods. You’ll discover a lot about yourself as far as what is feeding your soul, and what is tearing it down when you look over your entries for the week.

“MINDSET” BIBLE STUDY PRINTABLES

I’ve created a 4 week study with the final week covering what the Bible says about mindset. Here’s how to use the sheets: 

  1. Highlight and read verses on mindset
  2. Write out your favorite and display it somewhere to view throughout the week
  3. Write down some inspirations that you can refer to when you’re feeling down
  4. Spend a week tracking your mood and choosing positive activities

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You may also enjoy reading about meditation, which is a practice I use to check in with myself and calm my anxiety. While you may never be completely free of worry, you can take steps to cope with it through awareness of your mindset. Practice awareness of your thoughts this week and direct them to the One who knows you best.

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