的橡樹；14 又臨到一切高山的峻嶺；15 又臨到高台和堅固城牆；
16 又臨到他施的船隻並一切可愛的美物。17 驕傲的必屈膝，狂妄
10 Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from the fearful presence of the
LORD and the splendor of his majesty!11 The eyes of the arrogant will be
humbled and human pride brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted
in that day.12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and
lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), 13 for all the cedars
of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan, 14 for all the towering
mountains and all the high hills, 15 for every lofty tower and every
fortified wall, 16 for every trading ship and every stately vessel.
17 The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled;
the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, 18 and the idols will totally disappear.
19 People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground
from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty,
when he rises to shake the earth.20 In that day people will throw away to
the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made
to worship.21 They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging
crags from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his
majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.22 Stop trusting in mere humans,
who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
1.This passage mentions a number of great things (natural or humanmade)
which the Israelites must have been boastful of. Yet, Isaiah
warned his fellow countrymen that God would act to judge the arrogant
people by bringing low these great things among them in the
day when the splendor of God’s majesty is revealed.
2.Isaiah prophesied that on the Day of the Lord, the pride of men will
be no more. We know that arrogance is not a desirable trait, yet
many of us fall victim to our own arrogance.
3.Ask God to teach you what it means to stop trusting in humanity
(v22) and to only rely on God.
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.