Today’s passage: Isaiah 30:1-7
- Judah was in distress because they had turned away from the Lord. And, in their increasing distress, they turned to…the Egyptians.
- This decision makes sense in that Judah had long been in the habit of turning to others beside God. This wasn’t a new direction. Judah was being consistent in their rebellion.
- Judah’s trust in Egypt will prove to be useless and bring them more shame.
- God compares Egypt to an ancient near east legend, “Rahab”, who was a fictional sea monster. God calls Egypt a powerful creature, who will do nothing. Egypt will provide no help to Judah.
Questions to consider:
- Had Judah been in the habit of turning to the Lord and worshiping Him in sincerity, where would they have turned when the Assyrians were preparing to attack? How does our daily walk and worship prepare us for the surprises we face in life?
- Judah’s decision to turn to Egypt would have been considered “normal”. What has the world, in our day, been turning to in it’s distress? Is it working?
- How could all of the powerful people and/or the nations (Or alliances) in the world today be compared to a fictional powerful force? Who holds the power and will never fail to accomplish His perfect sovereign will?