Message of the Day: God is Our Source of Happiness, Truth and Prosperity.
For the Lord is our Judge,
The Lord is our Lawgiver,
The Lord is our King;
He will save us. (Isaiah 33:22, NKJV)
Chapters 28–33 belong to the terrifying days of the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem, as told in chapters 36–37. Sennacherib’s army was pillaging cities and ravaging the countryside (vv. 8–9). The people were panic-stricken (vv. 13–14). Through it all, Isaiah goes calmly about, assuring the people that God will smite the enemy with terror and that they shall flee, leaving behind their plunder, or loot (vv. 3–4). God Himself protects Jerusalem like an encircling stream in which the enemy’s disintegrating ships will sink (vv. 21–23; see chapters 36–37.)
God will be to us nothing but a source of happiness, truth, and prosperity. His presence will be to us only a blessing, and a means of success and joy. We are safe in God, like a city surrounded by a stream where no enemy warships can cross. If they insist, they will disintegrate and sink. By God’s forgiving mercy, we will a people of health and ample provision.
Halley, Henry H. Halley’s Bible Handbook. ePub Format. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2000.
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