8 The Lord stripped away the defenses of Judah, and you looked in that
day to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest. 9 You saw that the walls
of the City of David were broken through in many places; you stored up
water in the Lower Pool. 10 You counted the buildings in Jerusalem and
tore down houses to strengthen the wall. 11 You built a reservoir between
the two walls for the water of the Old Pool, but you did not look to the
One who made it, or have regard for the One who planned it long ago.
12 The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to
wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. 13 But see, there is joy
and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and
drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we
1.Judah may have heard Isaiah’s warning that they made physical
implements of warfare (vv8b-11). The people may have tried many
forms of defense, but they did not depend on the Lord. They even
held “eat-drink-and-be-merry” attitude (v12-13) which would result
in judgment and punishment from God.
2.Isaiah was saddened by the frivolity of the people in Jerusalem.
The people acted as if they did not need to repent and live according
to God’s laws.
3.Sometimes we feel sad when we see people doing things they
should not. What should our response be? What does God want
us to do?
4.Was there a time when you felt like crying even though everyone
around you was partying? What was it and how did you respond?
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.