The King and the Nature of Faith: The Oracles about Assyria and Philistia

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As we saw in Isaiah 7 Ahaz, the king of Judah, failed the test of faith. Instead of trusting God’s word in the face of imminent danger, he trusted what his eyes could see and his mind could reason—and in the process put his nation under the guardianship of their great enemy Assyria.

God’s call to trust him did not die with Ahaz. His words to the king of old ring true even today: “if you will not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all” (Isa 7.9). But we all, whether skeptics or professing believers, misconstrue the nature of faith and consequently fail to trust God.

This short passage shows us how God addresses our misconceptions and encourages us to listen to his voice. Listen and consider the nature of faith.

Title: The King and the Nature of Faith

Text: Isaiah 14.24–32


  • faith
  • misconceptions
  • resolution


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