Isaiah 20: Naked and Barefoot

READ | LISTEN

(6 verses, 1:05 to read)

What I am about to READ

MARK and LEARN

  • Isaiah 19 is a distant-future prophecy. The Lord allowed Isaiah to look into the future and see the eventual blessings God would bring upon Egypt. But, what follows in Isaiah 20 is a short-term prophecy of God’s wrath.
  • For 3 years Isaiah walked around naked and barefoot!
  • This was a sign/warning against Eygpt and Cush.
  • This strange prophecy foretells that the Egyptians and Cushites would be led away as exiles, naked and barefoot.
  • All in Israel who trusted in Egypt would likewise be ashamed.

MEDITATE

Trust not in princes! Many in Israel trusted in Egypt and Cush for salvation. But there’s no salvation in men or nations. Those who place there trust in powerful people or government solutions will be dismayed and ashamed. Salvation belongs to the risen Lord. Our help is the God of Jacob. Our hope is in the Lord our God.

Read Psalm 146:3-7:

Put not your trust in princes,
    in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
    on that very day his plans perish.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who made heaven and earth,
    the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
  who executes justice for the oppressed,
    who gives food to the hungry.

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Sub Cruce,

Pastor Kevin Zellers, Jr.

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