“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 1:2a)
Two and a half millennia ago, the people of Judah were surrounded on all sides. They had watched as nations rose and fell, empires conquered and toppled one another, and they wondered what the future held for them. So, they built up their defenses, formed strategic alliances, and prepared for the worst. It was a very uncertain time. And in the midst of it all, a prophet named Isaiah declared that the LORD had spoken.