Isaiah 36:1-10 - Half Truths
Sennacherib uses half truths - Judah was in fact foolish to trust in Egypt (30:2,31:1), God has made that clear; Assyria was an instrument of the divine chastening of God’s people (10:5) to try to convince the people of Jerusalem to capitulate to Assyrian demands and forsake the trust in the LORD. How is this tactic typical of how the Evil One operates? See Gen.3, “Did God really say?” How does the destruction of the surrounding villages (36:1–2) make this threat more significant for the people of Jerusalem? Where have you felt spiritual attack this week, this month?