YES LORD GOD—-WE LIFT OUR HEARTS UP TO THEE!
July 4.—Morning. [Or January 4.]
“Immanuel—God with us.”
AND it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. (These petty kings had troubles enough of their own from the greater powers, yet they could not be at peace, plunder was sweet to them.)
2 And it was told the house of David, (or the representative of David’s royal house,) saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind. (The object of the invasion by Syria and Israel was to put down the kings of the line of David once for all, and…
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