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NAMES OF GOD

October 25, 2014

Saturday

 

Isaiah 7:14

 

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

 

LESSON

 

Isaiah next tried to move Ahaz to faith then denounced the king for his failure to trust Yahweh , and finally forecast a calamity worse than the division of Israel’s United Kingdom. Israel’s Sovereign Himself would give Ahaz and the house of David a sign that He was with His people—even though the king refused to ask for one.

The contemplation of God is an awesome task. Any attempt to comprehend Him in His Fullness would prove to be as futile as trying to dam up the mighty Mississippi with a twig; reach the top of the magnificent Mt Everest with a step stool, or stop the launch of the Shuttle with strands of thread. The prophecy of the virgin in Isaiah 7 has been denied by many religious “experts”. But what does their denial say about them… and what does it tell us about what the prophecy actually said? As Isaiah reminds Ahaz to believe in God’s security we are also reminded by the Christmas season to trust in the Immanuel.

 

Memory Verse: Genesis 1:1

 

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