July 14

July 14

Hezekiah (Southern King 29 years) — Hezekiah fights the Assyrians & copies the Proverbs.

Apologies for the glitch that prevented the full posts being added the past two days. The problem is corrected and you can read the full posts on the blog.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: 2 Kings 18:9-37

Reading 2: 2 Kings 19

Reading 3: Proverbs 25:1-7

King Hezekiah (the greatest king in Judah’s history) shows us to day how to respond to great challenges. Faced with an attack on Judah alongside the destruction of Samaria, Hezekiah turns again to God. He leads the people to seek God and God answers through the prophet Isaiah, promising victory over the enemy attack.

Within Isaiah’s prophecy, he says “For a remnant of my people will spread out from Jerusalem,
a group of survivors from Mount Zion. The passionate commitment of the lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!” This refers not only to the victory which is coming as God wipes out the majority of the Assyrian army the next day, but also to a future day, still hundreds of years ahead, when 120 believers on the Day of Pentecost would be empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread out all over the earth with the Good News of Jesus.

Have a great day!


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