Meditate with Power!
Isaiah 36:1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them.
Meditate on God’s Word! The year is around 700 B.C. and things do not look good for the nation of Israel. They are surrounded by a hostile army who is threatening to destroy them. Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller’s Field. Isaiah 36:2 The mightiest army in the world at the time is coming against this small area and small army in Jerusalem. Things do not look good. The leader of the Assyrian army is even saying that God sent him to destroy His own people. How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10 Have I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me, ‘Go up against this land, and destroy it.’” Isaiah 36:9-10
In spite of the overwhelming odds against them, King Hezekiah tells the people to trust God, do not fear and do not respond to the threats and the lies. But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.” 22 Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. Isaiah 36:21-22
What are you facing today? No matter what lies before you know that God is in control and is there to strengthen, to settle and to help you in your time of need. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us[c] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 5:8-11 Let God strengthen you today in your time of need!