Ahaz, Paul and Joseph were three men up against the inscrutability of God. One was a king whose rebellion exhausted God and led him to the brink of disaster and whose heart shook like a tree in the wind. One was a zealous Jew whose fidelity to the God of his ancestors made him a murderer and blinded him to the possibility that God's coming might not be as he anticipated. One was a righteous man, soon to be married, whose carpentry business was all the excitement he expected in life.
These were three men whose lives were thrown into turmoil when God came to them.
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