The Lord Be With You Today!
"Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel!"
(After the arrogant boasting from the Assyrian army
of its imminent invasion of Judah,
King Hezekiah knew he could not withstand the force of this threat.
He immediately took his need to the Lord,
and the Lord has responded to his plea for help
by His Own direct challenge to the proud and condescending Assyrians,
calling them out and making them accountable now to the Lord Himself.
No longer are the Assyrians simply threatening Judah.
Now the Lord has demanded they look at and hear
the real One they are threatening, the Holy One of Israel.
When threatening forces come against us today,
we need to remember that the Lord stands before us
and takes up our cause on our behalf
and the threat is not just to us, but to Him.
He takes on the fight looming against us today.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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