RE Verse reading–Isaiah 10:5-27, 11:1-10 (day two) “When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, ‘I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart.” (vs 12) One thing that Isaiah knows with certainty is that God will eventually judge Assyria. Israel will not be alone in this experience. All nations and people will appear before Him. This ought to give us comfort. Sometimes I struggle with the lessons God is teaching me because I am distracted by other people and the lessons that I think God should be teaching them. Like Peter in John 21, I need to be told regularly “Let me worry with John, you follow me!” (free translation of John 21:22) It is liberating to release all other people (particularly the ones that frustrate me) to the management of God. “Vengeance is MINE (not yours) says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19) What a relief! Judgement is not my job.