Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Word FILLED Wednesday: Keep Calm...
As I was studying this week...I knew I just had to try making this verse fit into that kind of graphic. Pretty neat! Now, if I just knew how to make it into a t-shirt or mug...I'd be in business! HA!
In case you are wondering about context here...these are words from God, through Isaiah...to bad King Ahaz. God was reminding AGAIN...that He is a God who keeps His promises. Judah's enemies were saying they were going to destroy them for their refusal to ally against Assyria. They threatened to kill Ahaz and put a "puppet king" on the throne. NOW, if Ahaz had feared God and trusted in HIM...he would have KNOWN that God made a promise that David's line would NEVER, EVER go out! "Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David's family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?" John 7:42 But, Ahaz...he was wicked...and made a secret alliance with Assyria.
End result...they had to be punished for their "trying of God's patience"(Is.7:13)....God sent a sign IMMANUEL...to remind them (God with us) as they went through destruction and captivity...that HE was God and HE was to feared...and that HE would always keep promises.
JESUS is the fulfillment of that promise. Praise God, we were grafted into that salvation! I'm so glad my God is a the ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD ...and He keeps His promises!
Sidenote: This super challenges me to be a consistent parent. Very often, even after I have warned my children, they choose to deliberately defy me. I must discipline them...and teach them to obey. I must keep my promises...in punishment, in reward. I must be faithful!