MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
Scripture: Isaiah 34:5-8, Isaiah 37:1-4
In Isaiah 34:5-8, righteous King Hezekiah met a very determined evil king who was looking to utterly destroy God’s land. He made known his intent by a letter that was carried and read by one of his emissaries. Isaiah 37:1-4 says, “And so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD. Then he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz. And they said to him, ‘Thus says Hezekiah: “This day is a day of trouble and rebuke and blasphemy; for the children have come to birth. but there is no strength to bring them forth. It may be that the LORD your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left. 1/1” King Hezekiah was looking for a professional to take his case before the Throne. King Hezekiah had to learn to take it there himself. It is obvious from verse 4 that Hezekiah had more faith in Isaiah’s prayers than he had in his own. Is that our case? Is that our situation? Do we have more faith in the pastor’s prayers, the prophet’s prayers, the apostle’s prayers than our own? Do we have more faith in other people’s prayers than we have in our own? If that is an issue or a reality, then it is time to get delivered from it now!