My reading for today was Isaiah 36 – 38.  In these chapters the Assyrians have been on a rampage through the land of Judah, destroying and pillaging; and they have come to Jerusalem which is walled and protected by good soldiers.  The king of Assyria sends his messenger to the wall with a threatening message, and it causes fear in King Hezekiah, one of the godly kings.

Hezekiah has called for the prophet Isaiah, and these are the words of the LORD through the prophet…

“And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.”  Isaiah 37:6-7 (KJB)

By the very act of calling for God’s prophet Hezekiah shows that he is trusting the LORD, and the LORD gives him the word of destruction for the Assyrian king,  and many of his soldiers (Be sure to read chapter 37 in whole).  One hundred eighty five thousand soldiers die, and Sennacherib king of Assyria is killed by his own people in his own land; just as Isaiah had spoken the word of the LORD.

Continuing to defy the Living God means destruction is ahead.  Turn to Him and live.

When God’s people trust Him, it  is trusting His word.  That also means trusting the Living Word who is Jesus Christ.  Jesus came and died on the cross for all sin, was buried, and He rose from the dead.  Trust Him; believe Him

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