To Trust or to Defy the Living God

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, … Continue reading To Trust or to Defy the Living God

When Evil Leadership Influences a Nation

Reading today from 2 Kings 19 - 21... "But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel." 2 Kings 21:9 (KJB) Hezekiah the father of Manasseh was a good, and godly king.  His son Manasseh turned the hearts of … Continue reading When Evil Leadership Influences a Nation

Old, Outdated, Antiquated???

Reading chapters 17 - 19 of 2 Kings today... "For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses." 2 Kings 18:6 (KJB) Old, outdated, and antiquated are words we might hear from some older people about the Bible.  We would probably hear it … Continue reading Old, Outdated, Antiquated???

The LORD Our God is With Us to Help Us

“And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying, Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there … Continue reading The LORD Our God is With Us to Help Us

Thinking Through the Prophets

"Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying, 'Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and … Continue reading Thinking Through the Prophets

That All the Kingdoms of the Earth May Know that You are the LORD

"“O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he … Continue reading That All the Kingdoms of the Earth May Know that You are the LORD

Trusting GOD and His Word in the Threats of Life

"And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying, 'Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there … Continue reading Trusting GOD and His Word in the Threats of Life

That the Kingdoms of the Earth may Know…

"Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that Thou art the LORD, even Thou only." Isaiah 37:20 (KJV) These words are from the prayer of King Hezekiah, after he has received letter from Sennacherib General of the Assyrian army who has been … Continue reading That the Kingdoms of the Earth may Know…