Wednesday, March 25 2009
Key Verse: V7 “But if thou say to me, We trust in the Lord our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?”
Hezekiah was a godly King. In spite of the great kingdom of Assyria threatening to invade and destroy Judah, Hezekiah stood firm and trusted the Lord, his God.
1. The world shall fail
V6 “Lo, Thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.”
Egypt is the world system of finance, trade, commerce and military might. Many in this world trust the world for their careers, jobs and even future, however the world system shall fail them. No matter, how solid Wall Street and the financial system of the world are, they shall collapse one day. No matter, how solid the trade and commerce of the world are, they shall collapse one day. No matter, how solid the military powers of the world are, they shall collapse one day.
2. Man shall fail
V10 “And am I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? The Lord said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.”
The man, Rabshakeh, lied when he said, The Lord said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.” No one teaches a child how to lie, but it is in our human nature to lie, because we are born with a deceitful and wicked heart.
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
3. God never fails
V21 “But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment was, saying, Answer him not."
Hezekiah, the godly king, knew that Rabshakeh would provoke his representatives, and hence his advice to them was to be silent and not argue with the enemies. Indeed, silence is golden and let us remember to trust God and be still and silent when we are provoked by our enemies.
Food for Thought
Trust God as He never fails.