Isaiah 14:24 - God is Sovereign.
Isaiah 14:24 - God is Sovereign.
Isaiah 14:24 (TNIV) The Lord Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I
have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will
Isaiah 14:24 (TEV) The LORD Almighty has sworn an oath: "What I
have planned will happen. What I have determined to do will be done.
Isaiah 14:24 (NCV) The LORD All-Powerful has made this promise:
"These things will happen exactly as I planned them; they will happen
exactly as I set them up.
Isaiah 14:24 (NLT) The LORD Almighty has sworn this oath: "It
will all happen as I have planned. It will come about according to my
An Oracle concerning Assyria: Isaiah 14:24-27.
COMMENTARY APPLICATION with Emphasis on v. 24.
Putting Together the Pieces of a Prophetic Puzzle. Three
important predictions emerge from Isaiah13-16: 1. Babylon would break the
Assyrian domination (14:25); 2. Media would supersede Babylon (13:17); 3.
Babylon would disappear forever (13:19-22). Historically, we know that
Babylon conquered Assyria in 607 B.C., fell to the Medo-Persian armies
in 538 B.C.; and today all that remains of once mighty Babylon is a
few square miles of rubble - exactly as Isaiah predicted! [Daily
This prophecy came true as Isaiah predicted (see 2 Kings 19;
Isaiah 37:21-38). [Life Application SB]
The long message against Babylon is followed by a short
pronouncement against Assyria (vs. 24-27). Assyria was accustomed to having
its own way. By the might of her armies she believed that she could
force her will upon all the world. God, however, would teach her that
it is His will, not hers, that controls the earth. No purpose
contrary to His will can prevail. [SDA Commentary]
God is sovereign over all the earth, and his purpose will
triumph in spite of arrogant human schemes and systems. [Cambridge
Those who will not deliver themselves into the hand of God's
mercy cannot be delivered out of the hand of His Justice. [Daily Walk
Let those that are the called according to God's purpose,
comfort themselves, that whatever God has purposed, it shall stand.
[Matthew Henry Commentary]
When our plans are upended or our dreams are shattered, when
we feel as if we have lost it all, these verses in Isaiah encourage
us to turn to the Lord, whose plans cannot be frustrated. Even when
we have seen our plans and dreams go astray or crumble, God still
has a plan for the whole world--and for us. How comforting to
remember that nothing can change God's plans! His purposes always stand.
His hand stretches out and moves in the earth, and no one can turn
it back or stop him.
In the face of the worst tragedy or disaster, remember that
God has a sovereign plan for the whole earth, for our nation, for
every nation of the world, and for each one of us individually. That
is why we can cry out to God in confidence, knowing that he will
fulfill his purposes for each of us, for our families, and for our
How I praise you, FATHER, for your sovereignty, your eternal
unshakable stability, and for your perfect wisdom and purpose. In the face
of my broken dreams or disappointed plans, how thankful I am for
your Word. In it I find deep and wonderful encouragement that nothing
can thwart your purposes. And I know you will accomplish your
perfect plans for my life. [Praying Through The Bible By Fuller]
God's plans, like lilies pure and white, unfold. We must not
tear the closeshut leaves apart. Time will reveal the calyxes of
gold. Mary Riley Smith (1842-1927)
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