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October 16, 2018

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

Isaiah 37 (ESV)

As soon as King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the Lord. And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and the senior priests, covered with sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz. They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth. It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the Lord your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.’”....Continue Reading

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  1. Certainly the King and the commander of Assyria learn that the God of Israel is not like any other God. How proudly they boast and mock the faith of the Israelites, trying to convince them not to trust in their God. It sounds like many in our lives doesn’t it? They think our faith is based in fiction and fairytales, but we know better. We know our faith is based in truth, in logic and verifiable fact. But we also know God in personal ways and have seen Him work in our lives. That was certainly the basis of Hezekiah’s faith and is the reason that He comes before God and asks Him to defend His name. May we also cling to faith when the odds are stacked against us and we don’t see a logical way out, but we also know the God of the impossible and we know how He has acted in the past.

    I also liked how God reveals that the King of Assyria has been a tool in His hands. He knows where he has come from and where he is going. So whereas the king of Assyria thinks he has the upper hand against this Hebrew God, it is the complete opposite. Once again it is how the world thinks but there will come a time when all the world will bow and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

    And glory be to God, He does exactly what He promised and sends Sennacherib packing in retreat and when he returns home he is killed by his sons. How the mighty have fallen!

  2. 16″O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 17Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear; open your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear all…..

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