Tag: Ahaz

  • July 4 – One Life to Live; Make it Count

    Reading 2 Chron. 29:3-36; 30:1-27; 31:1-21 Devotional Each of us has only one life to live. It’s one of the first lessons we learn—that people are born, they grow up, grow old and eventually they die—but it’s also one of the easiest lessons to forget. We easily get wrapped up in life’s little moments and,…

  • July 3 – Isaiah Prophesies about Babylon’s Fall

    Reading Isa. 14:28-32; 13:1-22; 14:1-23; 21:1-10 Devotional The Babylonians were a fierce and ruthless nation. In the year that king Ahaz of Judah died, Isaiah received a prophecy from GOD about the coming fall of Babylon. 4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,…

  • July 2 – Hezekiah: A Son Unlike His Father

    Reading Isa. 21:11-12; 34:5-17; 21:13-17; 23:1-18 2 Kings 16:7-18 2 Chron. 28:22-27a 2 Kings 16:20b; 18:1-7a Devotional Ahaz king of Judah was a very wicked man. Consider some of what the Bible says he did: 10 Then King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet [the] king of Assyria. He saw an altar in Damascus and…

  • July 1 – Isaiah’s Prophecy against Assyria, Moab, and Damascus

    Reading Isa. 34:1-4; 14:24-27; 15:1-9; 16:1-14; 17:1-14 Devotional Under wicked king Ahaz, Judah is now paying tribute to Assyria. GOD is in the process of bringing about the discipline upon His people for their evil ways. He will use even more wicked nations to accomplish this purpose, but they too will receive punishment. It is…

  • June 30 – Judah Defeated by Israel and Aram

    Reading Isa. 10:1-34; 11:1-16; 12:1-6 2 Chron. 28:5-21 Devotional Continuing with Isaiah’s prophecy, GOD explained that, although He would use Assyria to punish Israel, afterward He would also punish Assyria because of the king’s prideful heart and haughty eye (both of which the LORD hates) and his desire to utterly destroy. GOD reminds the reader…

  • June 29 – Isaiah Prophesies about the Savior

    Reading Isa. 7:1-9:21 Devotional When Ahaz was still king of Judah, the king of Aram and Remaliah king of Israel allied together to attack Jerusalem, but they were unable to defeat it. GOD told Isaiah and his son to go to Ahaz and instruct him to request a sign, but Ahaz was unwilling. Isaiah replied…

  • June 28 – Early Beginnings of Captivity

    Reading 2 Kings 15:29; 1 Chron. 5:23-26 2 Kings 15:37, 31, 30; 17:1-2; 15:36, 38; 16:1-2a 2 Chron. 28:1b-4 Devotional The warnings of the prophets are beginning to come true. During the reign of Pekah king of Israel, the king of Assyria came and took several towns and regions, including Gilead and Galilee and all…