In this daily Bible reading is the account of God sending Isaiah to Ahaz, King of Judah to tell Ahaz not to fear two kings and their armies which were marching upon Jerusalem. These two kings were Rezin, King of Aram, and Pekah, King of the 10 northern tribes of Israel. They were superior it strength to Ahaz and his military. However, God instructed Ahaz not to fear, but trust in God. Ahaz did trust in God, and Jerusalem was saved.
During Isaiah’s discussions with a Ahaz, Isaiah also prophesied a future event that would lead to the Salvation of Judah. He said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold a virgin will be with child and bear a son and she will call his name Immanuel.” The Bible says that the name Immanuel means ‘God with us.’ This was clearly a prophecy about Jesus.
There are over 300 prophecies about Jesus in the old testament of the Bible. Many have been fulfilled precisely, and more will be fulfilled. Fulfilled prophecies are clear evidence of the divine inspiration of the Bible. It is mathematically impossible for these prophecies to be precisely fulfilled as they have been in Jesus. To me this provides clear evidence that God’s Holy Spirit authored the Bible through many different writers.
The Bible consists of 66 books written over 1500 years by 40 different writers who ranged from peasants to Kings. And yet the Bible is a clear and concise story of God’s redemption of mankind. There is no other work like the Bible. It is certainly worthy to be read and trusted.