Christian Devotional – May 19, 2012

2 Kings 19:22– ‘Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice, And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!’

Assyria was on a rampage. This mighty nation was gobbling up other nations as fast as they could on their quest to become a world power. Israel had already fallen to them and been scattered. Now they came against Judah and King Hezekiah. What they didn’t count on was coming against the living Holy God that King Hezekiah served. The other nations had served pagan gods that had proved futile in trying to protect their worshippers once Assyria showed up. So, when the King of Assyria taunted Hezekiah and His faith in God, he compared God with all those other useless pieces of wood and gold. God took offense at that and used this as an opportunity to display His power and might. Do we remember to turn over all our battles to God and allow Him to fight them for us, like Hezekiah? Do we trust solely in the Living God for every breath that we breathe and step that we take? God was, is, and always will be, the Holy One!

Lord, You are Holy, You are mighty, and You will jealously defend Your Name to those who choose to blaspheme gainst it. I pray that no matter what I encounter that I will be faithful to You and bring my issues to You for while people may think they are attacking me, they are actually attacking You and I will allow You to defend me in every situation.

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