Trusting the Lord in Troubled Times

The prophet Isaiah lived in turbulent times.  Times of change.  Turmoil.  Upheaval.  Uncertainty.  Fear.  Fake news i.e. conspiracy theories.  As we can see from Isaiah 1:1, Isaiah’s vision spanned the reign of four kings of Judah who reigned from about 740 BC to 686 BC.  During Isaiah’s lifetime and ministry, the super-powerful Assyrian army conquered nations including the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 722 BC.  Isaiah served in Jerusalem in the Southern Kingdom, which, during King Hezekiah’s reign, was attacked by Assyria around 701 BC but was protected.  The city was spared until the Babylonians overtook it around 586 BC.  […]

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