August 15: The Nations (Assyria)

God judged the ancient country of Assyria (modern day Syria) for the arrogance and violence of the king against the people.  History seems to be repeating itself.

LET US PRAY FOR REPENTANCE, HUMILITY AND A CESSATION OF VIOLENCE IN SYRIA.

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Isaiah 10: 12-14

Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, “I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.”

For he says:

“By the strength of my hand I have done it,
 and by my wisdom, for I am prudent;
 also I have removed the boundaries of the people,
 and have robbed their treasuries;
 so I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man.

My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people,
 and as one gathers eggs that are left, 
I have gathered all the earth;
 and there was no one who moved his wing,
 nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”

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