Tag: Assyria

  • August 25 – GOD Will Avenge His People

    Reading Eze. 25:1-17; 26:1-16; 30:1-26; 31:1-18 Devotional In today’s reading, Ezekiel prophesies of the coming punishment upon the lands of Egypt, Ammon, Edom, Philistia, and Assyria. There are four primary reasons given for the punishment of these peoples: Their pride Their idolatry Their wickedness Their persecution of GOD’s people Israel In the past month or…

  • July 21 – A Sober Reminder from GOD

    Reading Isa. 65:1-66:24 2 Kings 19:37 2 Chron. 33:10-17 Devotional Isaiah concludes his prophecy with a very sober reminder from GOD: 1 Thus says the LORD, “Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?…

  • July 10 – Hezekiah’s Last Years

    Reading 2 Kings 18:13-16; 20:1-11 Isa. 38:9-20 2 Chron. 32:25-30 2 Kings 20:12-19 2 Chron. 32:31, 1-8 2 Kings 18:17-25; 2 Chron. 32:9-15 2 Kings 18:26-35; 2 Chron. 32:16, 18-19 2 Kings 18:36-37; 19:1-36 2 Chron. 32:21a-b, 22-23 2 Kings 20:20-21a; 2 Chron. 32:32-33a Devotional In his latter years, Hezekiah had problems with Sennacherib, king of…

  • July 9 – Isaiah Warns Judah Against Trusting in Egypt, Ethiopia

    Reading Isa. 18:1-7; 19:1-25; 20:1-6; 30:1-33; 31:1-9 Devotional Now that Israel has been taken to Assyria, GOD continues His warnings to the nation of Judah through the prophet Isaiah. GOD tells Judah not to put their trust in the people of Egypt or Cush (Ethiopia) to save them because those plans will fail. In fact,…

  • July 8 – Israel Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 17:3-5; 18:9-11; 17:7-41; 18:7b-8 Devotional Today we read of the end of the northern tribes of Israel in 723 B.C. GOD had given the people numerous opportunities to return to Him and save themselves, but they refused to repent. As a result, Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked king Hoshea and all of…

  • 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…

  • June 19 – GOD Stands Ever Ready to Forgive

    Reading Hos. 10:1-15; 11:1-13:16; 14:1-9 2 Kings 14:17; 2 Chron. 25:26-28 2 Kings 14:21; 15:1-2; 2 Chron. 26:1, 3 2 Chron. 26:4-5 2 Kings 15:4 2 Chron. 26:2, 6-10, 15, 11-14 Devotional Despite GOD’s wrath towards His rebellious children and His firmness of intent to punish them for their sins, He remains ever ready for them…