Isaiah 36

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Isaiah 36

Overview.

The book of Isaiah is composed of two sections by its contents, first Isaiah (1-13) and second Isaiah (40-66). Chapter 36-39 is a historical remark of Assyrian’s second invasion of Judah in 729BC at the time of King Hezekiah. This historical remarks also are recorded in 2Kings 18:1- 20:21. Sennacherib, the king of Assyria invaded Judah and sent his field commander Lachish with a large Army to attach Judah.

King Hezekiah instituted a series of religious reforms that included removing the high place that he thought illicit sites of worship. He made anti-Assyrian alliance with Egypt to defend his country.  Lachish contempt King Hezekiah and his official, even God. At his threatening word, all royal officers were terrified.

Aramaic was an international language of diplomacy in that region. But Lachish spoke Hebrew language to threat Hezekiah’s palace official. But King Hezekiah warned them not to answer him. Tearing clothes is a sign of mourning.

Reflection.

 1. What does this passage tell you about God?

 2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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