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The Quest for Answers - Week of June 16

  • 2014 Jun 16
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Why are we to dread God when judgment is falling?

Verse: Isaiah 8:12-15

We fear God because his judgment of sin is severe. God enacts his judgment on the basis of his holiness and omniscience. Thus his standards and knowledge of the sinner, individually or collectively, are infallibly true. As Abraham said, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Ge 18:25).

In this passage, Isaiah describes a fierce rivalry between the split kingdoms of old Israel. The northern king with his Syrian ally was attacking Jerusalem, capital of the south (see Isa 7:1–2). The prophet assures Judah that Jerusalem will survive as Assyria’s army crushes this alliance (see Isa 8:14–17).

Yet even wicked Assyria with its powerful army would ultimately be punished by God (see Isa 10:12). Isaiah declares that God in his holiness will be victorious, saving his repentant people. He is “the Mighty God” (Isa 10:20–21), who is to be feared.

This devotion is from The Quest Study Bible by Zondervan. Used with permission.

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