10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah[a] said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman[b] is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.[c] 15 He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted. (Isaiah 7:10-16)
Analysis: It’s interesting that this prophecy of Immanuel would come to Ahaz – a decidedly bad king…Ahaz, despite his faults, still was related to the “house of David” (v. 13)…This far off promise of Immanuel is one of many promises God made and kept with the “house of David” through Christ (cp. 2 Sam. 7:8-17, 1 Kings 8:16, 2 Chron. 21:7, Psalm 89, Jer. 23:1-6, 33:15-21, Ezek. 34:20-31, Amos 9:11-15, Luke 1:26-33, Acts 2:22-36, 15:13-18, Rom. 1:1-6, 2 Tim. 2:8)…Given the context of this passage, Assyrian troops at the gates of Jerusalem, Ahaz’s not wanting to test God (v. 12) seems rather pious…The promise (vv. 13-14) of a virgin birth to the royal court of David is God’s promise beyond Israel’s current situation…David’s dynasty, through our Lord Jesus Christ, will go on…It has no biblically predicted end.