Today’s passage: Isaiah 33
- The destroyer in verses 1-2 could be Assyria or any other nation that God would defeat in the end.
- The LORD is the only one who can perfectly fulfill the duties of the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government (Verse 22).
- It’s possible the shipping terms in this passage refer to an inability for anyone to continue to wage war against God’s people once the LORD dwells with them.
- Zion’s cords cannot be broken (Verse 20). The enemies cords hang loose (Verse 23).
Questions to consider:
- What is ironic of Assyria being called “Destroyer” (Or any other who would oppose God)?
- What will come of what God’s enemies considered their strength (Verses 11-12)?
- What will be true of all who dwell in Zion (Verse 24)? What will be done about their sin? What makes this forgiveness possible?