7.27 Isaiah 36-39

Chris Knox


Isaiah 36-39

Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

Isaiah 36 – 39 are great chapters that focus on having faith in God and going to him in prayer when we have great challenges.  Sennacherib king of Assyria had attacked and conquered all the fortified cities of Judah. Sennacherib sent his field commander and a large army to deliver a message of destruction to Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem (Isaiah 36:8-11).  The message challenged God’s power directly and said He will not be able to save Jerusalem.  They were outgunned and underprepared by worldly standards.   The commander of the Assyrian army even said in Isaiah 36:10,Furthermore, have I come to attack and destroy this land without the Lord? The Lord himself told me to march against this country and destroy it.’” Hezikaiah brought this challenge before God. He did not try to address it without Him. After God gave him the victory, Hezekiah got deathly sick and went back to God and asked for more time to live.  God provided healing. God gave Hezekiah the victories in his lifetime.  He will do the same for us.  Like Hezekiah, we need to be righteous and focussed on God.  Our job is to obey God and bring those things that challenge us in our life to him in prayer and righteous counsel that can help us.  Our prayers should be real, pouring our heart out to God. 

What is one key verse?

Isaiah 37: 33-35

“Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria:

“He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it. 34 By the way that he came he will return; he will not enter this city,” declares the Lord. 35  “I will defend this city and save it, for my sake and for the sake of David my servant!”

How does what you read change your vision of God?

God is powerful enough for any challenge.

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

I need to go to God in prayer and pir out my heart no matter what the problem is.  I also need to point that out to other people that God is the answer.  He can help everyone overcome!

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

I will start lifting up the Goliath challenges in my life to God and train myself through the answered prayers to know there is nothing too big for him?

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

When threatened with death Jesus did not back down.  He knew God would give him victory over the Grave.

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