God and Current Events- Isaiah 31 MSG
The Message - Isaiah 31
Impressed by Military Mathematics
1 Doom to those who go off to Egypt
thinking that horses can help them,
Impressed by military mathematics,
awed by sheer numbers of chariots and riders--
And to The Holy of Israel, not even a glance,
not so much as a prayer to GOD.
2 Still, he must be reckoned with,
a most wise God who knows what he's doing.
He can call down catastrophe.
He's a God who does what he says.
He intervenes in the work of those who do wrong,
stands up against interfering evildoers.
3 Egyptians are mortal, not God,
and their horses are flesh, not Spirit.
When GOD gives the signal, helpers and helped alike
will fall in a heap and share the same dirt grave.
4 This is what GOD told me:
"Like a lion, king of the beasts,
that gnaws and chews and worries its prey,
Not fazed in the least by a bunch of shepherds
who arrive to chase it off,
So GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies comes down
to fight on Mount Zion, to make war from its heights.
5 And like a huge eagle hovering in the sky,
GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies protects Jerusalem.
I'll protect and rescue it.
Yes, I'll hover and deliver."