Daily Devotion – July 6, 2018

Isaiah 33:7- 9

Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

 

These verses revert to the time when Hezekiah sent ambassadors of peace to Sennacherib and was told to pay a fine of three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold  (2 Kings 18:13-16). But even this did not succeed in buying off the Assyrians, as they marched against Judah, leaving a trail of havoc and suffering and the most scenic places become scenes of desolation.

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