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October 14, 2018

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Reading along with us in Isaiah & 2 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

Isaiah 36 (ESV)

In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. And the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem, with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer’s Field. And there came out to him Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder.....Continue Reading

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  1. On what do you rest this trust of yours? 5Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me? 6Behold, you are trusting in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. 7But if you say to me, “We trust in the Lord our God,”

  2. In chapter 1 of Isaiah, we are informed that Isaiah prophesied during the reign of Hezekiah. So here Isaiah breaks form prophecy to communicate an account of history during Hezekiah’s reign. It’s a typical situation when we are trying to follow God. Naysayers coming along to try to convince us that our trust is misplaced, that it will lead to harm rather than good. Or they will say that they are the ones connected to God. They are the ones who know what God wants. We at that time need to persevere in faith, truth and obedience and follow the plan of God. O r in this case the plan of the one in authority who is leading us to the plan of God.

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