Today’s passage: Isaiah 13
- “My proudly exulting ones” would be referring to those who are exulting in the majesty of the LORD.
- “The day of the Lord” can refer to a specific day or time of judgment in history over a single nation, or it is also used to speak of the end, the final judgment. Either way, when the day of the Lord of hosts comes, there is no escaping it. Those who are due judgment will receive it.
- This lack of control/power the people have flies in the face of the arrogance and pride they previously displayed. Man has no reason for arrogance. God is on the throne.
- Verses 14-16 give a sorry account of what happens when man quarrels within sinful mankind. When God allows nations to destroy other nations, we destroy ourselves in grotesque ways…in this case the Medes against the Babylonians.
Questions to consider:
- What is the only right response for the person who considers the holiness, authority, power and justice of God? What is man in relation to God?
- According to verse 11, what makes a person evil, wicked, and ruthless?
- Do you think we tend to underestimate or overestimate the amount of suffering that Christ endured on the cross for our sin? What did Jesus do for you on that “Day of the Lord” at Calvary?