Isaiah 08:11

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Isaiah 8:11



11 For the
[Yahovah] spake [‘amar] thus to me
with a strong
[chezqah] hand, [yad] and instructed [yacar] me
that I should not walk
[yalak] in the way [derek] of this people, [`am]
[‘amar] KJV-Interlinear


11 For thus
the Lord spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way
of this people, saying,  NASB


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That nation of Judah and its leader, Ahaz, despite all of these things that God had communicated through Isaiah, were about to enter into an alliance with the Assyrians, placing their trust and safety in such an alliance against the two nations, Syria and Samaria, that were plotting an invasion against Judah.

Gods has given his promise of their safety. God has already offered signs and proofs that they will be safe. God even went so far as to give Ahaz the opportunity to name his own sign, anything he wanted, and it would have been granted.

But Ahaz refused the offer, refused the promises, refused the signs, and along with him, the people did likewise.

If you look to the leadership of a nation, you can generally see the collective attitude of its people. And here the people of Judah certainly fit that picture of a negative attitude toward God.

And here it is stated clearly. Not walk in the way of this people.

Ahaz was negative, and that is well documented. The people followed in that same pattern of anti-God attitudes.

They collectively looked to a foreign nation, a godless nation, one who pursued nearly everything that was false in life.

And so when you look to the false, then what should you expect to gain?

God spokes to Isaiah with a strong hand, which simply means that Gods words were authoritative and convincing.

Isaiah heard the words and believed them. Ahaz heard the same words and did not. The people heard the same words and rejected them.

And so it is throughout history even in our present day. People look to their own devices to determine their own beliefs. If things do not go badly at first or instantaneously then they believe their own invented beliefs. If things generally go well then that only reinforces their false beliefs.

And people will do whatever seems right in their own minds, working for and justifying, their chosen pattern of thought and life.

And subtle resistance becomes stubborn resistance, and stubborn resistance becomes the foundation for an eventually failed life forever.



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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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