Today’s passage: Isaiah 14:24-32
- What God plans, happens. What God purposes, stands. He is the LORD of hosts. We have seen this name for God and these truths repeated often so far in Isaiah.
- Even if man were to look at the Assyrians and be amazed by their strength… God > The Assyrians
- In the second portion of today’s passage, God warns the Philistines.
- They are warned not to think they have found relief after the death of Ahaz, king of Judah.
- Ahaz was not the one they should have feared in the first place. God is the Lord of Israel. He is the one to be feared, and He hadn’t gone anywhere.
- If you are in Christ, you are on the victory side! Proceed with humble confidence.
Questions to consider:
- Is there a person or a nation on this earth that can overpower our God? Can anything happen that He misses, that He did not see coming, or that He had not planned?
- How should God’s power and sovereignty change how we look at world events, leaders, and even the people in our towns, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces? Do you have to worry about playing defense for the LORD of hosts? Does He need your protection? Are we to have a defensive posture or an offensive one?
- Why will the Church be victorious? Who deserves the glory and praise for her growth and expansion? Should a church be energized and mobilized because of new leadership (King Ahaz? New Pastor?), or because God is on the throne and Jesus Christ is risen from the dead?