The prophet’s words to his people predict a disaster that will befall the land, destroying the power of Assyria, and showing that Egypt cannot be relied on for help either. After the disaster comes, peace will once again come to the land when the Messiah, a teacher brings it. The prophet reminds us to look for God’s solution, not man’s. Human political power will not accomplish God’s will for us. Only the Messiah will bring restoration and peace.
LORD, we trust you, and look for your solution.