Today I read Mark 9, Proverbs 1, Psalm 29, and 2 Kings 18, 19.
I am reading about King Hezekiah of Judah in Kings. It says in 18:5, “Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him.” He was loyal to the LORD and he did what the LORD said was right. It says he did not stop following the LORD. 18:7 says the LORD was with Hezekiah so he had success in everything he did. The king of Assyria comes to attack Judah and he sends some officers to say stuff to Hezekiah, I guess they are reading a letter. You should read what is said. You can find it in 2 Kings 18:19-35. It is…oh man…shocking what he says. He bad mouths God and stuff. Hezekiah prays to God, putting the letter in front of the LORD in the Temple. His prayer is awesome and he acknowledges the LORD, God of Israel, as the maker of heaven and earth. Then Isaiah comes and says the LORD has heard and has something to say to Sennacherib, the king of Assyria. What the LORD says through Isaiah can be found in 2 Kings 19:21-34, God also has a message to Hezekiah in there. You should go read it. After that, God sends the angel of the LORD, still not sure exactly what this angel is, or who he is, but this angel is used a lot! He is sent to kill 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp. The chapter ends by telling us that King Sennacherib’s son’s kill him and escape. Their brother becomes king of Assyria.
Chapters 18 and 19 are some crazy chapters. How shocking to read and to have heard what this king of Assyria said. And so awesome how God heard it, heard Hezekiah’s prayer, and took care of the situation. 🙂