Daily Devotion – February 26, 2018

Isaiah 8:5-10

The LORD spake also unto me again, saying, Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son; Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

 

The Lord also had a word of prophecy about Israel. Because the people of the Northern Kingdom had refused the waters of Shiloah that flow softly, they would be inundated by Assyria, who would be so numerous that they will be like a river that has over flown its banks. They will conquer both Israel and Syria. They will also invade Judah, covering the breadth of Immanuel’s land, but not with complete success, as they will only be able to defeat the northern most part of the Southern Kingdom. Judah’s enemies will eventually be shattered in spite of their plans and preparations.

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