“He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good. For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.” (Isaiah 7:15, 16)
The Lord reminds us that the contemporary woes shall pass (often replaced by new and unforeseen woes). He also foretold that Jesus would live a life that had its blessings and was not austere for the time. An ordinary lad (so it would seem), living in the land would be the hope for all nations. And it has come to pass, just as the Lord foretold. We do well to accept the sign of the Lord.
How the nations scramble to explain away what the Lord has done. He told us that a virgin would be with child. The scoffers say that such a thing is not possible. He told us that the lad would be from an ordinary life, but the scoffers asked if anything good could come out of Nazareth. He told us that the Savior would choose good and turn from evil, but the scoffers are constantly trying to remake the life of Jesus into a life that grew out of sin and into goodness. Do not listen to the scoffers, but the Word of the Lord.
Lord, I do not know how it could be any more clear than what You have done, yet there are many who simply outright reject what You have done. Help me to be wise and choose the better portion, trusting in Your never-failing promises, given from times past, that I may remain in You and You in me. Guide me this day in Your way of truth that I may hold fast to the faith You have given me. Amen.