Old Testament
Lesson 39
How Beautiful upon the Mountains

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us strengthen our testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Scripture references for study:  Isaiah 5053
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Introductory Thought

  1. D&C Official Declaration 2 (2nd paragraph of letter):  "Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God's eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of those from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we have pleaded long and earnestly in behalf of these, our faithful brethren, spending many hours in the Upper Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine guidance.

  2.      "He has heard our prayers, and by revelation has confirmed that the long-promised day has come..."
  3. READ LUKE 18:1-5. Parable of the unjust judge.

Messengers Who Bring Glad Tidings

  1. "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" (Isaiah 52:7)

The Savior's Atoning Sacrifice

  1. READ ISAIAH 50:5-7.  The Lord made his sacrifice by his own free will.
  2. READ ISAIAH 51:6. Salvation shall be forever.
  3. READ ISAIAH 51:22. The Lord to plead the cause of his people.
  4. READ ISAIAH 53:2-4. He has born our griefs and carried our sorrows.
  5. READ ISAIAH 53:5. Christ suffered for our transgressions.
  6. READ ISAIAH 53:6-7. Christ came willingly, as a lamb to the slaughter.
  7. READ ISAIAH 53:8-11. Christ was stricken because of the transgression of his people.
  8. Isaiah was blessed to prophetically see the life of the Savior. As he struggled amongst the wickedness of his time and beheld the wickedness of future times, what comfort it must have been to know that in the battle between good and evil, that righteousness would ultimately be victorious.

Our Responsibilities


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. Isaiah prophesied many things about the mission of the Savior. We now know that many of those prophecies have been fulfilled. How blessed we are to live in a day when the glad tidings of the gospel are going forth to the four corners of the earth. In gratitude for the sacrifice of the Savior, we should follow the admonition of Isaiah to "be ye clean" and put on the "garments" of righteousness.
  2. Record your thoughts on Isaiah's prophecies regarding the life and atonement of Jesus Christ. How can you better fulfill your responsibility as a follower of the Savior?

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