Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Isa. 36; Mic. 6-7; 2 Chr. 32:1-8; 2 Kgs. 18:13-37


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Isaiah Chapter Thirty-Six

  1. Isaiah 36-39 is largely parallel to 2nd Kgs. 18-20 (and 2nd Chr. 32). See Jeffrey Glen Jackson, Synopsis of the OT.
    1. Previously, Isaiah 7 had a parallel in 2nd Kgs. 16:5-6 with the war of Aram & Israel against Judah.
    2. Isa. 36:1-22 || 2nd Kgs. 18:13-37; 2nd Chr. 32:1-19.
    3. Isa. 37:1-38 || 2nd Kgs. 19:1-37; 2nd Chr. 32:20-23.
    4. Isa. 38:1-22 || 2nd Kgs. 20:1-11; 2nd Chr. 32:24-30.
    5. Isa. 39:1-8 || 2nd Kgs. 20:12-19.
  2. Sennacherib’s boasting can be read in the original Akkadian on a prism kept by the Oriental Institute of Chicago.
  3. Hezekiah’s negotiators attempted to keep the negotiations in Aramaic (Isa. 36:11-12) but Rabshakeh spoke openly in Hebrew (Isa. 36:13-22).

Micah Chapter Six

  1. Micah’s third primary message is an indictment against the Lord’s faithless nation (Mic. 6:1-5,9-16).
  2. Micah ponders how he can approach the Lord as an intercessor (Mic. 6:6-8).
  3. The Born Again Way of Life is described in terms applicable to all dispensations (Mic. 6:8).
    1. The Born Again Way of Life consists of the good requirements of the Lord for believers.
    2. To function according to God’s absolute standard of justice.  מִשְׁפָּט mishpāt #4941: judgment, justice, custom.
    3. To love blessed-lovingkindness.  חֶסֶד checed #2617: goodness, faithfulness; lovingkindness.
    4. To walk humbly in a personal relationship with God (with your God).

Micah Chapter Seven

  1. Micah describes his daily life in the midst of an apostate people (Mic. 7:1-6; Ps. 12:1; 14:1-3; Isa. 57:1).
    1. Micah observes social evils in his day (Mic. 7:6) which will be characteristic of the Tribulation of Israel (Matt. 10:21-23).
    2. This also becomes descriptive of the spiritual battles in our day (Matt. 10:34-36).
  2. Micah describes his daily life in anticipation of the Lord’s salvation (Mic. 7:7-13).
  3. Micah describes the daily life he is looking forward to in the eschatological theocratic kingdom (Mic. 7:14-20).
    1. It will be the Kingdom of Truth (אֱמֶת ’emeth #571) and Lovingkindness (חֶסֶד checed #2617) (Jn. 1:14,17).
    2. It will be a Kingdom where our sins are cast into the depths of the sea (Mic. 7:19).
      1. Sealed in a bag (Job 14:17).
      2. As far as the east is from the west (Ps. 103:12).
      3. Behind His back (Isa. 38:17).
      4. Not remembered (Isa. 43:25; Jer. 31:34).
      5. Cannot be found (Jer. 50:20).

Second Kings Chapter Eighteen

(Outline continues from Day 184)

  1. When Assyria invaded Judah, Hezekiah plundered the temple to pay tribute (2nd Kgs. 18:13-16).
  2. Sennacherib responded to Hezekiah’s weakness & compromise, by demanding an unconditional surrender (2nd Kgs. 18:17-37).

Second Chronicles Chapter Thirty-Two

  1. Chapter 32 describes the ministry of King Hezekiah to his people during the Assyrian invasions of Judah.
  2. Hezekiah had confidence in the Lord and taught his people to have the same confidence (2nd Chr. 32:1-8).  His momentary lapse into fear is recorded in Kings (2nd Kgs. 18:13-16), but not Chronicles.

(Chapter Thirty-Two continues tomorrow)