Abide Together: Reflections on 2 Chronicles 32
In 2 Chronicles 32 Sennacherib, King of Assyria, attempts to invade Judah. Hezekiah, King of Judah, prepares the people to withstand this invasion and tells them not to fear “for the one with us is greater than the one with him.” Sennacherib then begins to mock the people and mock the LORD. Hezekiah and Isaiah “prayed about this and cried out to heaven.” The LORD sent an angel who wiped out the Assyrian army. Hezekiah became very wealthy and the people brought him gifts. He then become sick unto death and the LORD healed him, but Hezekaih became proud and the LORD’s wrath turn on him. Hezekiah then humbles himself and the LORD turned His wrath away from Hezekiah. It is interesting to note that Hezekiah had instructed the people to trust the LORD in the midst of the impending invasion of Sennacherib and he and Isaiah had cried out to the LORD for help. However, after the victory Hezekiah became proud as if he had done something to earn the victory. LORD, keep me humble and always depending on You and always giving You the glory and honor You deserve in everything.
– Bryan McKenzie
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