May I never give way to self-pity and sorrow, may I always be sure of a better tomorrow, may I stand undaunted come what may, secure in the knowledge I have only to pray. (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 13 July) 14 July 2011
When God wants to judge His people, He sometimes takes the godly leaders away; and they are spared the pain of seeing their nation deteriorate and then go into judgment. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 487) 8 July 2011
In the days of Isaiah God replaced the proud leaders of Judah with weaklings, nobodies, without ability, who oppressed the people. Why? Because the nation not only sinned but boasted of it openly. (after Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 454)
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