The twenty-eighth chapter of Isaiah summoned the people to recognize that there is only one sure foundation for life in this uncertain world. There is no security in placing our trust in human wisdom, worldly wealth, or physical power. In the context of our story, the nation of Assyria has wiped out the northern nation called Israel and has conquered the fortified cities of Judah except the capitol city of Jerusalem. Will the people trust in their God or not? This sets the scene for the thirtieth chapter of Isaiah.
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