Today’s reading is: Isa. 36; Mic. 6-7; 2 Chr. 32:1-8; 2 Kgs. 18:13-37
Isaiah Chapter Thirty-Six
- Isaiah 36-39 is largely parallel to 2nd Kgs. 18-20 (and 2nd Chr. 32). See Jeffrey Glen Jackson, Synopsis of the OT.
- Previously, Isaiah 7 had a parallel in 2nd Kgs. 16:5-6 with the war of Aram & Israel against Judah.
- Isa. 36:1-22 || 2nd Kgs. 18:13-37; 2nd Chr. 32:1-19.
- Isa. 37:1-38 || 2nd Kgs. 19:1-37; 2nd Chr. 32:20-23.
- Isa. 38:1-22 || 2nd Kgs. 20:1-11; 2nd Chr. 32:24-30.
- Isa. 39:1-8 || 2nd Kgs. 20:12-19.
- Sennacherib’s boasting can be read in the original Akkadian on a prism kept by the Oriental Institute of Chicago.
- 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
- Micah’s third primary message is an indictment against the Lord’s faithless nation (Mic. 6:1-5,9-16).
- Micah ponders how he can approach the Lord as an intercessor (Mic. 6:6-8).
- The Born Again Way of Life is described in terms applicable to all dispensations (Mic. 6:8).
- The Born Again Way of Life consists of the good requirements of the Lord for believers.
- To function according to God’s absolute standard of justice. מִשְׁפָּט mishpāt #4941: judgment, justice, custom.
- To love blessed-lovingkindness. חֶסֶד checed #2617: goodness, faithfulness; lovingkindness.
- To walk humbly in a personal relationship with God (with your God).
Micah Chapter Seven
- 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).
- Micah observes social evils in his day (Mic. 7:6) which will be characteristic of the Tribulation of Israel (Matt. 10:21-23).
- This also becomes descriptive of the spiritual battles in our day (Matt. 10:34-36).
- Micah describes his daily life in anticipation of the Lord’s salvation (Mic. 7:7-13).
- Micah describes the daily life he is looking forward to in the eschatological theocratic kingdom (Mic. 7:14-20).
- It will be the Kingdom of Truth (אֱמֶת ’emeth #571) and Lovingkindness (חֶסֶד checed #2617) (Jn. 1:14,17).
- It will be a Kingdom where our sins are cast into the depths of the sea (Mic. 7:19).
- Sealed in a bag (Job 14:17).
- As far as the east is from the west (Ps. 103:12).
- Behind His back (Isa. 38:17).
- Not remembered (Isa. 43:25; Jer. 31:34).
- Cannot be found (Jer. 50:20).
Second Kings Chapter Eighteen
(Outline continues from Day 184)
- When Assyria invaded Judah, Hezekiah plundered the temple to pay tribute (2nd Kgs. 18:13-16).
- Sennacherib responded to Hezekiah’s weakness & compromise, by demanding an unconditional surrender (2nd Kgs. 18:17-37).
Second Chronicles Chapter Thirty-Two
- Chapter 32 describes the ministry of King Hezekiah to his people during the Assyrian invasions of Judah.
- 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)