Before the Morning
And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. ~Isaiah 17:14a
Are you a morning person? Are you a “before morning” person? People who work the “graveyard shift” or who have to report to work between 2am and 5am are people who function before morning. Many a preacher (including myself) has labored in the Word before the morning. Before the morning is private time. Before the morning is prayer time. Before the morning is also providential time: this is time when God is at work while the majority of people are asleep. Let us see what happens “before the morning.”
We see removal.
Isaiah 17 is God’s pronouncement of judgment against Syria and its capital city of Damascus. The Syrians joined up with the king of Israel in fighting and oppressing the people of Jerusalem and Judah. God said that