Today's readings are from Isaiah 5, 6, 7, 8 This reading plan is called a "Historical Plan". It's based on reading - more or less - as the Bible was written. While reading about the Kings of Israel and Judah we can see that their failure to trust God, and instead to turn to idols, other "gods", and their own power moves resulted in repeated confrontation with the Prophets of God. One of those prophets, and perhaps the most famous of all, was Isaiah. The context of his writings is in chapter 6, and the vision he receives, while very well known among Christians, was received in the setting of world powers breathing down on Israel's borders. Isaiah sees the problem, not as political, or military, or threats of invasion; but rather as a faith issue. That's the real lesson of reading this section. We may fear many things, but Jesus reminded us, the only legitimate fear is the "fear of the Lord".