Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25th: 2 Kings 18:13-18, 2 Chronicles 32:1-8, Isaiah 36:1-3, 2 Kings 18:19-37, Isaiah 36:4-22, 2 Kings 19:1-19, 2 Chronicles 32:9-19, Isaiah 37:1-20 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 18:13-18, 2 Chronicles 32:1-8, Isaiah 36:1-3, 2 Kings 18:19-37, Isaiah 36:4-22, 2 Kings 19:1-19, 2 Chronicles 32:9-19, Isaiah 37:1-20

Near the beginning of today's passage we see King Hezekiah responding to the imminent threat of an Assyrian attack.  He did everything that was in his power to do in order to prepare for the attack and deal with the situation, but he did not put his trust in himself or his men, he trusted God for the outcome.

This is a great example to us of how we should deal with difficulties in our lives.  We should do what we can, but we should do so trusting in God, not our own ability, to see us through.

When the Assyrian king delivered his blasphemous speech in attempt to instill fear into the people of Judah by ridiculing them and their God, Hezekiah immediately turned to God, recognizing Him as his true source of strength, and imploring God to act in order for His glory to be displayed, and that He would be known as the One true God.

Are we concerned with the honour of God's name?  As His representatives on earth, are we glorifying His name or our own?  Are we representing Him well, or are we misrepresenting Him?  Is our goal to glorify Him as Lord or to achieve worldly success and comfort?

May we look to God for our source of strength, and live our lives to glorify Him and Him alone.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage2 Kings 19:20-37, 2 Chronicles 32:20-23, Isaiah 37:21-38, 2 Kings 20:1-11, 2 Chronicles 32:24-31, Isaiah 38:1-8

2 comments:

Conrad said...

"He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to follow gut our battles for us!" 2 Chronicles 32:8

It is true that God is more powerful than other person, so why wouldn't we place our trust in Him like Hezekiah does?

Nathan Reimer said...

Yes, we need to place our trust in God and not ourselves. An important lesson that we all need to learn and do, during a time of society turning against God