Isaiah 7.1-9

The Book of Isaiah can sometimes be confusing for western readers because we like our stories in chronological order. However, Isaiah compiled his prophecies according to thematic interests. The sign prophecies follow the commissioning because Isaiah wanted his fellow Jews to see God’s sovereign control over all kingdoms not just Judah. God’s Will stands and cannot be shaken, but the will of Rezin and Pekah comes to nothing. King Ahaz of Judah should take comfort in the God who preserves His people.