Isaiah 07:17

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Isaiah 7:17



17 The
[Yahovah] shall bring [bow’] upon
thee, and upon thy people,
[`am] and upon thy
[‘ab] house, [bayith] days [yowm] that have not
[bow’] from the day [yowm] that Ephraim [‘Ephrayim]
[cuwr] from Judah; [Yahuwdah] even the king [melek] of
[‘Ashshuwr] KJV-Interlinear


“The Lord will bring on you, on your people, and on your father’s house
such days as have never come since the day that Ephraim separated from Judah,
the king of Assyria.”  NASB


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Ahaz had received the promise of safety from invasion, but Ahaz rejected this promise and thus the consequences of that rejection will result in even greater suffering for both Ahaz and the nation from the very source in which they chose to place their trust.

From the time of the splitting up of the nation into two separate nations when Jeroboam rebelled and took with him ten of the tribes leaving only Benjamin and Judah, (1 Kings 12:16-24), to the time of the impending future judgment of the nation at the hands of Assyria in whom Ahaz had placed his trust, then there will be an even greater violence against Judah from Assyria.

Initially, Judah was under threat from Syria and Israel. They invaded and attempted a failed siege against Jerusalem. They returned a year later as a result of Ahaz’s continued and growing wickedness, and again laid siege against the city. Tens of thousands were killed or taken captive, 2 Chron. 28.

From this second seige, Ahaz stripped the temple of its treasures and ornaments, and sent them to Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, to induce him to come and defend him from Syria and Ephraim. The consequence of that was that the king of Assyria took advantage of this to bring increasing sufferings on Judah, but he first killed Rezin, and took Damascus; 2 Kings 16:7.

After this, Assyria now controlled both Syria, and the northern kingdom of Israel also called Ephraim. And that set the stage for a more formidable enemy against Judah and Ahaz, and that means even greater hardships and suffering for Judah.

Both enemies of Ahaz are now dead as promised, but instead of relying on God, Ahaz rejected God and as a result, will now have an even greater and far more dangerous enemy.

When you continually reject Gods will, then the difficulties in your life will continue to increase against you until you either change your ways and turn to that which is right and expected of you, or until your death, in which case you will lose far, far more than you realize or expect.

Escaping your difficulties through death or by some other means, namely drugs or alcohol for example, is never an escape, for the price of that escape will affect your entire eternal future, and that is a huge price to pay, when simply complying with Gods will, will produce certain and guaranteed blessings, far greater that you can begin to imagine.

Nevertheless, during the time of your rejection, you will indeed experience suffering in whatever appropriate form God deems for you, so that you can either reform your thinking, or demonstrate your utter stubbornness toward change.

A wise person will yield to suffering and change.

A fool will maintain their stubbornness and simply refuse to learn even as their losses pile up.



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Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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