Isaiah 8.11-18

God encourages Isaiah not to live with the same mind set as the culture around him. God uses Paul to tell us the same thing in Romans 12:2. Starting with verse 12, God reveals to Isaiah at least three ways to walk counter-culturally. First, he must fear God, not men. Second, he must hide himself in God. God is a rock of protection for those who trust Him, but He is a rock of stumbling and a crushing boulder to those who do not. Third, Isaiah must wait on the Lord. In other words, he has to trust to watching God’s plan unfold. People get impatient waiting for deliverance to come, but those trusting in God will wait to see Him work. All is accomplished in the continuing work of Immanuel, especially His work on the cross.

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