Today’s Tasting: Isaiah 18-22: Assyria threatened to conquer Judah. Judah’s desperation caused the people to reach out to Egypt because their horses and chariots had strengths, which they needed.
To Egypt, Isaiah prophesied their looming disaster, hardships, and confusion. Yet, Egypt would return to the Lord and Israel would once again be a blessing to the earth. Isaiah traveled around the land “naked” (meaning he stripped himself of his outer garments) symbolic of how Egypt would look to the world, uncovered and ashamed.
To Babylon, Isaiah prophesied their fall, along with their idols.
Today’s Nourishment: As I read and pondered the prophecies of Isaiah, I kept thinking of the scripture passage,
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7 ESV).
While we may not trust in the strengths of chariots and horses, we may trust in job security, paychecks, insurances, bank accounts, and investments, or automobiles, and multiple homes, rather than trusting that God is our strength and provider.
In what or whom do you trust?
Tomorrow’s Delight: Isaiah 23-27
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC
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