Friday, July 25, 2008


July 25, 2008

Isaiah 37:1 LITV
(1) And it happened when King Hezekiah heard, he tore his garments and was covered with sackcloth. And he went into the house of Jehovah.

King Hezekiah was not the best King of Judah, but he was far from the worst. One thing he had gong for him was his faith in God when things went wrong. Just before our verse for today, he had been surrounded by the army of Assyira. The servant speaking for the king participated in what we today would call smack-talking. You know that stuff that goes on before a big football game or some other sporting event. Some big player says something about how good there team is and how great he is and you better bring your popcorn and watch cause it will be a show. You know what I am talking about. Now the other team and the players can do one of two things. They can smack talk back, or they can keep their mouths shut and focus on preparing for the game. That is where we come in.

Smack talk is done and it is Hezekiah's turn. Instead of smack talk back, he focuses on his A game. He goes to the one that he knows has a game plan that will not fail. He goes to God.

Who do you turn to first when the devil tries to smack talk you? What does that say about you.

Read through the Bible in historical order in one year

Isaiah 37:1-39:8, Psalms 76:1-12

Isaiah 40:1-43:28

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