One of the proofs of the inspired nature of the Bible if the number of fulfilled prophecies. In today’s reading from Isaiah we read one of the most detailed. First, keep in mind that Isaiah was written in about 740 – 680 B.C.
17 See, I will stir up against them the Medes,
who do not care for silver
and have no delight in gold.
18 Their bows will strike down the young men;
they will have no mercy on infants,
nor will they look with compassion on children.
19 Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms,
the pride and glory of the Babylonians,
will be overthrown by God
like Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 She will never be inhabited
or lived in through all generations;
there no nomads will pitch their tents,
there no shepherds will rest their flocks.
History fulfills this prophecy – About 200 years later under Cyrus the Great the Persian-Median empire invaded and capture Babylon in 539 B.C and then in 482 B.C. Babylon rebelled and the entire city was destroyed.
I always find the documented proof of the fulfillment of prophecy reassuring. For if the Lord’ prophecy have been fulfilled in the past then the ones for our future will also be fulfilled. And the greatest is that we will spend an eternity in His presence! Amen …