He Removed Offensive Features

King Ahaz was in a pickle. The king of Aram and the king of Israel held a siege around Jerusalem. Ahaz robbed the treasuries of the palace and The Temple to bribe the king of Assyria. All he wanted was peace.

2 Kings 16:18, “Finally, he removed any distinctive features from within The Temple that were offensive to the king of Assyria.” The Message

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[Isaiah’s] message…was that no human power could stand in the way of Assyria….Judah’s only hope was faith in God’s power to protect Zion,…” Chronological Study Bible Introduction to Isaiah

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2 Corinthians 10:4-6, “The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. [5] We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barricades erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. [6] Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.” The Message

What is our God-tool?


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