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Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord when he says, “The Lord will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”
The Assyrian King Sennacherib had surrounded Jerusalem with 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. He then sent messengers who mocked the God of Israel and threatened the people to give up. They said to Judah’s representatives, “Don’t trust your King Hezekiah who promises you that your God will save you because he can’t. The messengers from Judah took this message back to King Hezekiah, and when the king heard it, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went into the temple to pray.
While in the temple, Hezekiah sent messengers to the prophet Isaiah and told him what the messengers of Sennacherib had said. Isaiah told them to tell their king not to be afraid because the Lord would cause Sennacherib to hear a certain sound that would cause him to want to return to Assyria. When he returns back, he will be killed by his own people. In fact, God himself sent an angel of the Lord, and that angel killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers! When Sennacherib heard about it, he withdrew back to Assyria. He went into his temple to pray to his dead god, and while there, two of his own sons killed him. So indeed, the city of Jerusalem was not given into the hands of the king of Assyria. When it comes to the God of Israel, who is our same God today, we say, “We Still Believe In Our God!”
Thank you that YOU keep your promises! I still believe that you are my God, and you will never fail! Amen
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