(Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord , saying, The Lord will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria. Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern: Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The Lord will deliver us. Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?
2 Kings 18:30-32, 34 KJV)
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURE.I AM AMAZED AS TO WHAT EXTENT MEN CAN BEAT THEIR CHESTS AND ELEVATE THEMSELVES ABOVE GOD.
THIS DID NOT ONLY HAPPEN IN THE PAST BUT IS PRESENT EVEN TO DATE.MEN WHO WILL ASK YOU IF YOUR GOD CAN SAVE YOU FROM THEIR WRATH?IF THAT GOD OF YOUR’S WAS THERE WHEN THEY WAS “STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT”,OTHERS WILL ASK YOU WHERE IS THAT GOD OF YOUR’S AND THAT YOU CAN’T TELL THEM ABOUT GOD AT ALL!
YOU CAN ALWAYS CATCH THEM IN THEIR WORDS AND LET GO OF ALL FEAR.
IN THIS PASSAGE I GOT ONE PHRASE THAT AMAZED ME,THEY PROMISE THE HEAVENS AND EARTH BUT CANNOT DELIVER EVEN A PARTICLE OF THEIR OWN HAIR.
THE PHRASE I GOT THAT FASCINATED ME WAS THIS,”Until I come and “”””take you away to a land like your own land””:”, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards….”
GOT THAT?IN THEIR CHEST BEATING THEY HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER BUT WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE AND WHAT THEY THEMSELVES DON’T OWN!
AND AT THIS POINT AM LEFT IN AWE SINCE MY FAITH IN THE ONE TRUE GOD IS REAFFIRMED.THAT I NEED NOT FEAR NOR PUT MY TRUST IN MAN SINCE MY GOD WHO IS IN HEAVEN CAN SUPPLY ALL MY NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY.THAT HE ALONE IS GOD AND WORTHY OF ALL MY PRAISE AND WORSHIP.
I AM IMPRESSED THAT THE TRIBE OF JUDAH KNEW THIS AND RESPONDED NOT BUT RELIED ON GOD;THUS THEY STOOD THEIR GROUND AND WENT BACK TO CRY TO GOD AS WE SHALL SEE NEXT….
A MOST AMAZING THUR THE 29TH DATE OF AUGUST.