Isaiah 7:1 – 17, Matthew 1:18 – 25
Isaiah 7:13–14 (NKJV)
13 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
I A call to faith in the face of death.
Isaiah 7:7–9 (NKJV)
7 thus says the Lord God: “It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, And the head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken, So that it will not be a people. 9 The head of Ephraim is Samaria, And the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established.” ’ ”
II The invitation to ask any sign from God.
Isaiah 7:3 (NKJV)
3 Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller’s Field,
ISAIAH (Yahweh is salvation’),
SHEAR-JASHUB. (‘a remnant will return’)
III The unasked-for sign of the virgin birth
Isaiah 7:13 (NKJV)
13 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
IV Whatever we trust more than God will turn out to be our trap and snare.
Isaiah 7:17 (NKJV)
17 The Lord will bring the king of Assyria upon you and your people and your father’s house—days that have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah.”