People will not understand your faith

Isaiah Bible Background

10.06.2018 – Old Testament: Isa 36.5–6

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 34–36 on October 6, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

The Assyrian general approached Jerusalem and assumed that they trusted in Egypt. He said:

“I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him” (Isaiah 36.5–6).

Hezekiah, Judah, and Jerusalem were not trusting in Egypt, but they were trusting in the Lord Jehovah, and the Assyrian would bring that up also, for truly he did not know in whom the Jews trusted, because he believed he would defeat Jerusalem anyway. However, he suffered a humiliating loss.

Questions:

  • Do you trust in your nation or some other nation more than you do the Lord?
  • How often do you speak to God?

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