July 3, Reading 2 – Isaiah 13


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SAA Notes

Babylon was the Washington or Moscow of its day. Babylon was just then becoming the world power. She was like the US at the end of World War I – great potential but still subdued. That was soon to pass. Isaiah reminds us that the great nations and powers cannot oppose God’s judgment on their actions. (verse 11)

SJA Notes

* Dear God, thank You for Your word. Please show us Your wisdom today.

“Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the LORD of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.”

While this passage tells of the destruction of great Babylon at the hands of the Medes and Persians, we can also see the day to come when God’s judgement will be meted out.

“I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity;”

There is a hard truth here.

God’s final judgement is coming.

And the only rescue from God’s wrath is found in the true vine, the root and stump of Jesse – Our King Jesus!

He has saved us from the just punishment for our sin. But only Him, Him alone. Don’t be fooled into thinking there are many ways to heaven.

There is one way. One Lord. One King. One Saviour.

Let us be reminded of God’s work today for us.

* Father God,

Thank You that in Jesus we find refuge. In the now, and in the not yet – That sure and steady promise to be brought into Your presence on that final day.

Thank You for Your word. Please give us opportunity to spread Your word to those around us.

Please give us courage and conviction to point people to You.


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