Fully Exposed (Isaiah 20:1-6)Pastor Matt Prine, May 26, 2013
Part of the Isaiah series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
We are a lot like ancient Israel in many ways - we pursue things other than the Lord that we think will fulfill us, but it only leads to shame. The Lord called Isaiah to walk around naked for three years, and it was not meant to bring shame on Isaiah, but rather point to the shame of Israel for placing their hopes in men and not The Lord. How have we sought to cover our shame with things of this world? With people, things, experiences, etc.? Are we simply standing there fully exposed, hoping for a place to hide? Join us today as we allow the Word of God to pierce our hearts and conform us to the image of God.
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1In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it; 2At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; 4So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 6And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape? (KJV)