Jerusalem would know its destruction

Old Testament: Isa 22.1–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 22–23 on October 1, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

God moved Isaiah to prophesy against his own beloved city, the city of Jerusalem. Such a burden tore at the heart of the prophet and he did not want anyone to see his great wailing (Isaiah 22.1–4). 

Isaiah revealed the horrible day of trouble arriving for the city of David, and sadly, it did not cause the inhabitants to turn to the Lord, but to turn to other sources for help (Isaiah 22.5–11). 

The Lord told the people to mourn, but they refused and wanted to continue partying (Isaiah 22.12–13). Then Isaiah wrote words that should have sent chills down the backs of the people, 

Then it was revealed in my hearing by the LORD of hosts,
“Surely for this iniquity there will be no atonement for you,
Even to your death,” says the Lord GOD of hosts.

– Isaiah 22.14 

There is a time to mourn and a time to rejoice. Blessed are you if you know the appropriate time for each.


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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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