I recently finished reading Isaiah for my daily Bible study. While I read, I focused on fully understanding what Isaiah was trying to convey; I removed everything else from my mind as I studied. Having looked at it purely and simply, I’ve got to say that Isaiah is truly breathtaking. One of the things that so impresses me about Isaiah’s book is how it marries God’s wrath and His love, His justice and His mercy.
Chapters 36-37 tell of the king of Assyria’s invasion of Judah, capturing outlying cities and finally moving in on Jerusalem. The Assyrian king sent messengers to King Hezekiah, Judah’s faithful king, to tell him that his faith in God was misplaced. The Assyrian messengers repeatedly emphasized that Judah did not have the Lord on their side, they were too weak to fight, and they were deceived into trusting God.
The nation of Judah, however, had…
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