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Isaiah

Isaiah 36+37: The Faith of Hezekiah

The Assyrians hoards are at the gate and Hezekiah’s options are few. Should he fight, surrender, rely on Egypt’s promises of aid, or can God be relied upon to save his people? Hezekiah chooses wisely – and leaves us with lessons to learn for the the ordinary struggles of life and the days when we feel outnumbered and outgunned.

Studies in Isaiah: The Antidote to Arrogance

Self-reliant pride and arrogance abounds in all of us, but where we relegate God to a bystander in our lives, refusing to acknowledge his rightful Lordship, that pride leads to an eternal fall. BUT… Isaiah 35 gives a vision of the joy and the future for those who are redeemed. So we look closely at that vision and end with an antidote to arrogance that leads to everlasting joy.

Studies in Isaiah: Egypt and the Arrogance of Wisdom

Egypt was proud of their religious wisdom, proud of their economic wisdom and proud of their ‘everyday, how we see the world, what to do in a crisis’ wisdom. And Judah looked on and wondered if Egypt could be trusted to protect them from Assyria. But Egypt’s wisdom was folly. God would show up the foolishness of the wise and prove to be far wiser and more gracious than anyone could imagine.