Glory that fades

Isaiah Bible Background

09.29.2016 Old Testament: Isa 17.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 16–18 on September 29, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Syria had long been an enemy of God’s people, and for that they would pay dearly, even as Israel paid dearly for abandoning Him,

The burden against Damascus.
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.
The cities of Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for flocks
Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid.
The fortress also will cease from Ephraim,
The kingdom from Damascus,
And the remnant of Syria;
They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
(Isaiah 17.1–3) 

Even as Israel no longer has the glory that it once had, so Damascus would never have the glory that it once had. That is what happens when people trust in their wickedness.

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