Last week I continued our study of Isaiah with a sermon from Isaiah 9:8-10:4. Isaiah’s main point in these verses is simple. Our greatest need is to be delivered from the wrath of God.
Several people have asked for my perspective on a particular verse in this section, Isaiah 9:10, which reads, “The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.” A New York Times best seller written by Jonathan Cahn, The Harbinger, claims that this verse and the prophecies following it hold the secret to America’s future.
I haven’t been able to read Cahn’s book myself. But in case you already have or are considering reading it soon, you should read this insightful review by Tim Challies. I found his critique persuasive, especially the danger of presuming America is God’s chosen people.