"This chapter is vital for NT believers. I say that because it concerns Israel (northern tribes) turning to Egypt (a type of the world) for protection against the impending Assyrian invasion under Sennacherib. The reason this is so important is that Israel is turning to the very people God once delivered them from! Can you see the application? We see too many professing Christians turn time and time again to the world—they also return to that from which they have been delivered! In this study, we see the foolishness of (our polite term) backsliding and, at the end, we see also a gracious, patient God waiting to fight for us once again."
Wednesday Night OT Study
May 22, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
Wednesday Evening Service • September 11, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Israel is complaining that God doesn’t love them anymore. ‘If God loved us, would we be in this mess?’ They are blaming all their troubles on God not being faithful while God is saying just the opposite is true. ‘I have been faithful. Did I divorce you? Show me the proof—the certificate. You can’t show me because I never divorced you—your problems are self-inflicted because of sin!’ That means that all their problems were caused by rebellion. They divorced God, not the other way around.."