Do not fight against the Lord our God

Isaiah Bible Background

10.07.2016 – Old Testament: Isa 37.33–35

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 37–38 on October 7, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The king of Assyria lifted himself up, because he won every battle he fought, but that led him to think that he could conquer the God of Israel and His people. Therefore, the Lord our God had to put down the king and protect Jerusalem,

“Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria:
‘He shall not come into this city,
Nor shoot an arrow there,
Nor come before it with shield,
Nor build a siege mound against it.
By the way that he came,
By the same shall he return;
And he shall not come into this city,’
Says the LORD.
‘For I will defend this city, to save it
For My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’”
(Isaiah 37.33–35) 

It happened just as the Lord said. Although Assyria wanted Jerusalem, the Assyrians could not do it, because the God of heaven watched over the city.

Questions:

  • Do you know who watches over you?
  • In what or in whom do you trust?

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