Why are we to dread God when judgment is falling?
We fear God because his judgment of sin is severe. God enacts his judgment on the basis of his holiness and omniscience. Thus his standards and knowledge of the sinner, individually or collectively, are infallibly true. As Abraham said, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Ge 18:25).
In this passage, Isaiah describes a fierce rivalry between the split kingdoms of old Israel. The northern king with his Syrian ally was attacking Jerusalem, capital of the south (see
Yet even wicked Assyria with its powerful army would ultimately be punished by God (see
This devotion is from The Quest Study Bible by Zondervan. Used with permission.