Isaiah 37 Bible Study

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

ISAIAH 37:1-38

A BIBLE STUDY

SUBMITTED TO DR. ROBERT DIXON

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR

THE COURSE OBST 661

LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY LYNDA L. DURRETT

SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………..2

II. DAY OF TROUBLE………………………………………………….……………..2

A. PLEA FROM HEZEKIAH…………………………………….……………….3

B. SENNACHERIB WILL RETURN AND PERISH.............................................4

III. SENNACHERIB THREATENS AGAIN……………………………………….….4

A. RABSHAKEH RETURNS WITH A MESSAGE……….………………….….4

B. HEZEKIAH’S PRAYER……………………….………………………..……..5

IV. THE WORD FROM THE LORD…………………………………………………...5

A. BECAUSSE OF
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God is always faithful to those that trust in Him and in this study you will see that faithfulness when His children call upon Him with a faithful, humble, and trusting heart.

II. A DAY OF TROUBLE

Before we can really understand what is taking place in verse one of the chapter and to see what news that has Hezekiah so upset, we must look back to the end of chapter 36 in which we have a field commander of the Assyrian King who had been sent to give Hezekiah a message. Now this field commander went to Jerusalem with a large Army and according to verse 2 “He stood at the channel for the Upper Pool on the road to Laundryman's Field”. It’s here that he delivers a message. It was a message warning that the God of Israel would not save them from destruction and that they should reject their God and put their trust in the King of Assyria.[1]

A. THE PLEA FROM HEZEKIAH

It was a message of peace and prosperity if they would follow King Sennacherib and deny the God of Hezekiah, delivered by Rabshakeh the Field Commander. It is also eerily close to the message that the Antichrist brings to those seen in the book of Revelation if they take the mark of the Beast.

Hezekiah of course when told of the message becomes very distressed. He is sure to be thinking of what happened to those