Isaiah 8

Isaiah 8
Because of the importance of Israel and its people, and my personal love for The Land, I’m inviting you to join me through the key Old Testament book of Isaiah.  Each day I’m posting some simple thoughts about this complex prophet.

 

Isaiah 8.

There is trouble ahead for all who oppose God and oppress His people.

“But face the facts, all you oppressors, and then wring your hands.
    Listen, all of you, far and near.
Prepare for the worst and wring your hands.
    Yes, prepare for the worst and wring your hands!
Plan and plot all you want—nothing will come of it.
    All your talk is mere talk, empty words,
Because when all is said and done,
    the last word is Immanuel—God-With-Us.” (verses 9-10 MSG).

For the follower of God’s ways, He is with us. Always. His name is Immanuel. Where have we heard that name before? Just yesterday in Isaiah 7:14 (CEV): “But the Lord will still give you proof. A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.””

And He is! And I’m so thankful for that. Day after day. Month after month. Year after year. Many can offer proof that God has been with them when they least understood or least expected it. He has surprised many, including me, with His grace and provision and protection when I needed it most! He will do the same for you as you trust in Him.

One other note:  there’s a cross reference in verse 11 to the New Testament writer Peter: “Even if you have to suffer for doing good things, God will bless you. So stop being afraid and don’t worry what people may do. Honor Christ and let Him be the Lord of your life.” 1 Peter 3:14-15 (CEV).

God will bless you.

Yes! God will bless you!

 

 

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

Author: richlyspeaking

Husband. Dad. Son. Brother. Television News Man-turned-Marketing Executive-turned-Pastor. Encourager. In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, two of the three servants successfully multiplied the number of talents given them. But the Master didn't say "well done, good and successful servant." He DID say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." My prayer is that I will be found to have been faithful. -Rich Ronald

4 thoughts on “Isaiah 8”

  1. Not sure if you get replies this way, but just want to thank and encourage you for these Isaiah posts. 😊 Greg is also following and grateful. Take care… be blessed!❤️

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  2. “There is trouble ahead for all who oppose God and oppress His people.”
    In 2018, I found it interesting, and prophecy fulfilling, while reading Israel’s history–Great Britain was on the top of the world, UNTIL they began to actively/militarily/ support the Arabs against the Jews, even to the point of building camps in Cypress to imprison/hold/prevent immigration to Israel any Jew, including Jews who escaped the Holocaust.
    Britain started out, likely accidentally, on making Israel a separate state with the Balfour Declaration in 1917. But when Britain needed oil, they became enemies of Israel, and provided the Arab nations weapons, ammo, aircraft, strategic locations within Israel, military assistance…right up to the start as a nation in 1948. Great Britain’s influence and power took a huge nosedive right when they had become Israel’s oppressor.

    1. Yes, Kathy. I’m reminded of this promise: “I will bless those who bless you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you.”
      Genesis 12:3 CEV

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