Passage: Isaiah 9:1-7
1. In this passage, there are many images relating to war. What are the images of warriors rejoicing as they divide the plunder, and burning the boots and garments used in battle mean? At what time of a war would these things happen?
2. At the coming of the Son, the yoke, the bar, and the rod are shattered. For the Israelites in the context of the Assyrian threat, what would their expectation of the Son be? How is that different from God’s plan? What kind of war was God talking about?