October 17, Reading 1 – 2 Kings 19


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SAA Notes

Hezekiah’s prayer is a good example for us ourselves. Isaiah’s prophecy is the answer to Hezekiah’s prayer. God hears His Messiah’s prayers. Lord, teach us to pray!

SJA Notes

* Dear God in Heaven, forever is Your word firmly fixed in the heavens.

“Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled me.”

How relevant this passage is for us today!

The Lord calls for courage from us, our trust to be founded and actively worked out in Him, Him alone.

Hezekiah does the right thing and brings a heavy letter of dread, spreading it before the Lord.

Hezekiah brings his and the people’s worries and concerns to the Lord.

How does the Lord answer? Of the Assyrian leaders He says,

“Who have you mocked and reviled? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes to the heights? Against the Holy One of Israel!”

God will not be mocked.

We see the end of the matter for the Assyrian threat to Israel at that time.

It is the Lord who fights for us His people. His strength.

It is His grace that saves us. His mercy that acts for us.

He keeps us safe.

His plans are for our good.


* Father God,

Thank You for all that You are – Such a Saviour for us, the God of steadfast love and faithfulness.

Please help us to honour You this day.


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