You’ve managed to wake up early enough. You’ve fixed a cup of coffee, just right. You’ve made your way to your favorite chair. There’s a peace in the home. Then, since we’re working through these chapters together as a church family, you open Isaiah 7 and… weeds. Tangled. Mess. Confusion.
What is going on here? The historical context of these chapters is downright confusing without a bit of background study. I recommend reading 2 Kings 16 and 2 Chronicles 28. What you learn there about Ahaz and Judah will provide a key backdrop throughout Isaiah 7-12.
Below you’ll find a few of the slides from the sermon on November 9th. Perhaps it will be helpful.
The issue, immediately and ultimately, is trust. In Whom will I trust? In what? Is God with us, or not? If so… can He be trusted?
Ahaz has a choice before him in response to the threat. These are his two options, and where they lead….