Daily Reading – 2 Kings 18-19 / John 13:1-17
2 Kings 19:32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Don’t you just hate it when you’re watching a football game, the score is something like 28 to 7, there are three minutes left in the game and it has been the most boring non eventful game ever. So you turn it off and go to bed. Only to wake up in the morning to headlines of how the losing team pulled off some miracle plays and won the game, 35-28 in overtime. You get to school or work and that’s all everyone is talking about, and you missed it. The lack of faith in the losing team to pull out a win caused you to miss, possibly the greatest ending to a football game in a lifetime. What even makes it worse, is the guy who is in your face telling you, “I knew they could win, I told you, right, I told you they would win.”
After reading the preceding chapters of how God allows Israel to be taken off the promised land for their sinfulness, it may be easy to imagine the next few chapters will tell how Judah was taken captive also. However, 2 King 18 says King Hezekiah loved the Lord and did that which was right before Him. Still, when we get to chapter 19, the outlook isn’t good. They’re surrounded by the Assyrian forces and overpowered. The cities around them have been taken. Yet, God sends an invincible testament. God says the Assyrians will not take this city. How is that going to happen? Vs 34 says; “For I will defend the city, to save it.” Never underestimate our Invincible God.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
It may seem at times that the world around you is crashing in. Like there is three minutes left in the game of life and you’re losing. Remember, with God on your side, the game is never over. His power is invincible and His testament is sure.
Will you trust God to help you today?
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