Today’s passage: Isaiah 7:10-25
- God gave Ahaz (Really, the royal line of David, the “You” is plural in verse 14) the birth of Immanuel (God with us) as a sign. This is Jesus Christ. But, it was a sign that Ahaz would never see.
- This boy who would be born would be able to refuse evil and choose good. He alone is righteous,
- Before the Messiah would come, judgment would come on Judah, and that judgment would still be felt.
Questions to consider:
- If God offered Ahaz a sign, should Ahaz have taken Him up on that offer? Was Ahaz being spiritual here or not? What was the sign even supposed to alert Ahaz about?
- How does this prophecy of a boy being virgin-born compare with the curse of Jeremiah 23:30 against Jechoniah/Coniah and the royal line of David? How does the virgin birth promised solved the problem of the curse?
- How did Isaiah’s prophecy of the boy’s diet come to fulfillment? Did Christ grow up as royalty or in a normal, if not lower class home?