Bible Discussion Thread

  • Irene on Isaiah 33:18 - 3 years ago
    does it mean time will come when what used to threaten us will disappear
  • SkipVought - In Reply on Isaiah 33:18 - 3 years ago
    Good morning Irene, good morning. I trust that you enjoy the Joy of The Lord.

    When Isaiah wrote Isaiah and Moses wrote Genesis and Paul wrote Philemon, there were no Bible verses. There were no chapters. These were added much later and help us to reference and find are way around the Bible. But chapter and verse references also hinder many people by causing them to think that just one verse is all you need to consider when trying to understand the Bible. A very wise once gave me very good advice that I'll share with you:


    Read the verses BEFORE and the verses AFTER.

    Read the entire CHAPTER.

    Sometimes you need to read even more.

    Sometimes another translation.

    Sometimes a commentary.

    In this instance, knowing some history is important. Isaiah is a prophet warning the Northern 10 tribes called Israel that unless they turned back to God, the Assyrians would first tax them and eventually scatter them throughout the nations, but that eventually God would bring them back to The Promised Land.

    "Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?" Isa 33:18 (KJVA)

    Isaiah is warning them that one day they will think back to the time when the Assyrians terrorized them in many ways. But God, in many places in the writings of the prophets, promises to bring them back to The Land of Promise.

    So as New Testament believers, we can take great comfort that our Faithful God fulfills ALL his promises. He WILL bring Israel back. In fact, after 2600 years from the Babylonian Captivity, starting in 606 BC, Israel again became a sovereign nation IN 1948. There are still Jews scattered around the world and most still do nit believe that Jesus is their Messiah, but God has promised that He will bring them back ti The Land and trun their hearts toward God. It has begun!

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