Righteous King foretold; judgment upon nations pronounced;
In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah . . . Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them (Isaiah 36:1). Even the walled cities were no match for the might of Sennacherib's army. In one military campaign he quickly defeated 46 of the towns and villages of the small southern kingdom. He carried away into captivity about 200,000 of its inhabitants, but was not able to conquer
Eventually, the king of
Isaiah sent a word to Hezekiah, saying: Thus saith the LORD God of
It is important that, like Hezekiah, we pray and trust the Lord for all of our needs. It is foolish to think we can stand against the wiles (schemes, trickery) of the Devil in our own might (Ephesians 6:11). God is waiting for us to place our trust in Him. The Lord is still urging us: Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty (unsearchable) things, which thou knowest not (Jeremiah 33:3; also Ephesians 3:20).
As the One, who in judgment, wields the sword of the LORD (Isaiah 34:6). Out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations (Revelation 19:15).
32:2 covert =b> shelter; tempest =b> storm; 32:5 liberal =b> noble; churl =b> deceitful; 32:7 instruments =b> schemes; 32:19 low in a low place =b> completely destroyed; 33:9 hewn down =b> destroyed.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 84:11