Today Isaiah condemns Judah for seeking help from Egypt, whose help is vain and empty, instead of the Lord. God of creation created His children like a potter creates a vessel. Isaiah says the Lord is going to shatter the people like a smashed potter’s vessel bc of their disobedience and He will do the same to Egypt. “Both he who helps will fall, and he who is helped will fall” but there is hope for anyone who repents and turns to the Lord. “In returning and rest you shall be saved…” “Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you…”
Isaiah speaks of a future day when the Lord will restore His people. “For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more.” In this day our righteous King the Lord will reign. “Behold, a king will reign in righteousness…the eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen…”
Isaiah warns the shallow, materialistic, and spiritually lazy women who have no regard for His Word, “You complacent daughters, give ear to my speech. In a year and some days you will be troubled, you complacent women…Tremble you women who are at ease…”
Throughout this Story we are told that Jesus will return one day but no one knows the day. We are warned to be faithful servants who are on alert. Jesus will later say, “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes” (Luke 12:35-37).
The Lord also rebukes Assyria who plunder and deal treacherously. The Lord says there will be a day when they will get as they have done unto others.
We end the reading with a word of future restoration for Jerusalem. “Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet home, a tabernacle that will not be taken down..But there the majestic Lord will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams…(For the Lord is our Judge, The Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us)…The people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity.”