DAY OF WASTENESS AND DESOLATION.
Why was Isa 58:8 overlooked during today’s live Q&A examination of Isa 14:12?
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! H7837 how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, H7837 and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
A. When answering a question like this all of the Scripture is taken into account (like your verse in Isaiah) but only the pertinent Scripture (the Scripture that fits the Bible as a whole and helps our understanding) is shared.
The Hebrew word #7837 is found about 24 times in the Old Testament. Of those 24 about half (12) are related to a judgment of some sort. Several others appear neutral, and a few of its usages appear to be more positive (like the verse you shared).
The question today was (concerning Isaiah 14:12’s reference to Lucifer son of the morning): “who is being spoken of in this verse? Is this Satan? If so, why is he called the son of the morning?”
The response pointed out that in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 Satan is called the man of sin the ‘son of perdition’. And perdition means destruction.
It was also pointed out that the language found in the context of Isaiah 14 (of Satan seeking to be like God) was similar to the man of sin’s taking his seat in the temple as we read in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.
So, since the Hebrew word translated as morning in Isaiah 14:12 is not the usual word for morning; and since this word (#7837) is used several times (at least half the time) to picture some sort of judgment (or destruction), it was said that ‘Lucifer son of the morning’ was like saying ‘son of destructcion’ and is therefore equivalent to: ‘son of perdition (destruction)’.
Q. Hi, Cris. The name Abaddon in the Bible is associated with death and the underworld, but not as to the Lord. What do you say about this?
Psalms 119:73-80 (KJV) Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.