Focus Verse: And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.” (7)
Isaiah’s prophecy to Hezekiah did come true. We already read about this happening back in 2 Kings. It was Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who laid siege against Jerusalem and invaded it before totally destroying it. Nebuchadnezzar took away Jerusalem’s royal family, many of its citizens, and all the riches that Hezekiah showed Marduk-Baladan. Many believe that Nebuchadnezzar later made the Jewish captive, Daniel, and his three friends eunuchs in his kingdom.
Focus Verse: With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him? (18)
Our God truly is incomparable; there is no one like Him. His power is matchless. Do you know of any other God who gently leads those he has created and carries them close to his heart?
Our God did not need an instructor to teach Him how to measure the depth of the ocean. He did not need a math professor to guide Him on how far to stretch the sky. He did not use a ruler to measure how tall the mountains should be. God had no need to be taught knowledge or the right way because there is nothing He did not already know.
Our God is greater. There is no one we can compare Him to. No one can be considered His equal. All else may wither and fall, but the word He has spoken will last forever. No one else knows the stars by name. No one can understand His understanding. He never grows tired or weary; all who hope in Him will find renewed strength.
Focus Verse: Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. (13)
Paul instructs us as believers to give every part of ourselves to God so our whole bodies can be used as instruments of righteousness. We can’t give our mouths to God to speak words of wisdom and kindness, but keep our minds for ourselves to think thoughts that are quite the opposite. We can’t pick and choose which parts of our lives we want to offer to God. He wants all or nothing.