Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14, Isaiah 8:1-10 Make haste to the spoil; fall upon the prey

I'm often fascinated by the names given to children in the Old Testament, so many times they speak precisely of the person's character. Jacob's name meant, in plain English, dirty cheat, the prophet Hosea's wife was a harlot and bore a son which was not his which he named, not mine. Here the prophet is told to write a message on a tablet which means, Make haste to the spoil; fall upon the prey. And then he is to name his son the same. Strange indeed. But the message was that Damascus and Samaria's time were about over. By the time the child was three, this prophecy was fulfilled by Tiglath-pileser. The reason for all of this is given in verses 5 and 6, the people have refused the gentle waters of Shiloh. They've not been satisfied with what God could provide and sought after things from foreign lands. I also look at the gentle waters of Shiloh as the grace of God through Christ, those who will not seek it or accept it too will be destroyed.

Today's workout, any cardio 30:00

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