Isaiah 7:3-4 Isaiah and His Son sent to Meet King Ahaz


Isa 7:3 Then Jehovah said to Isaiah, Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-jashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the Fuller’s Field.
Isa 7:4 And say to him, Be careful and be quiet. Do not fear, nor be timid of heart because of the two tails of these smoking firebrands, because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah;

Notes. v.3a “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-jashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the Fuller’s Field. “

Isa 22:9 You have seen also the breaks in the city of David, that they are many; and you gathered the waters of the lower pool.

2Ch 32:4 And there were gathered many people, who stopped all the fountains, and the torrent which ran through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the king of Assyria come and find much water?

Ahaz was cutting the water supply to the enemy.

Shear-Jashub means (A remnant shall return) cp. 6:3 Here was this son of Isaiah who by his name was a living Memorial that the nation would not be completely destroyed despite the calamity that had come upon it.

Isa 10:20 And it shall be in that day, the remnant of Israel, and those who have escaped from the house of Jacob, shall never again lean on him who struck them; but truly lean on Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel.
Isa 10:21 The remnant shall return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.
Isa 10:22 For though Your people Israel are like the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return; the full end which is decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

Isaiah and Shear Jashub together (meeting the King),were as it were a Blessing and a Cursing. This was at once a Threat and a Promise. This was all designed to drive King Ahaz to Jehovah by force. The son’s name spoke of devastation and return of a remnant while “Isaiah’s” Name spoke of Jehovah as their Salvation. This had a promising tone.

Isa 7:4 And say to him, Be careful and be quiet. Do not fear, nor be timid of heart because of the two tails of these smoking firebrands, because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah;

Notes v. 4a. “Say to him “Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid

When an enemy is coming against you the first thing that happens is fear and confusion grips you. Now the Word of the LORD through Isaiah was to be calm, strong and fearless.

Gen 15:1 After these things the Word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your shield and your exceeding great reward.

Gen 26:24 And Jehovah appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Do not fear, for I am with you, and will bless you and multiply your seed for My servant Abraham’s sake.

Exo 14:13 And Moses said to the people, Do not fear. Stand still and see the salvation of Jehovah, which He will prepare for you this day. For the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them anymore.

Psa 91:5 You shall not fear the terror by night; nor because of the arrow that flies by day;

v.4b nor be timid of heart because of the two tails of these smoking firebrands, because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah;

Just the ends were left burning. Just what remains of the firebrands were almost extinguished and incapable of doing much harm.

Sometimes we give much more credit to the enemy than God gives. Listen to the Promises of the Word of God and not the concoctions of you ow imagination.

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