SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Scripture: Isaiah 37:14-21, 21-35
David, Samuel and the prophets are our example for walking in faith. Isaiah was a great prophet and we have to ask ourselves – did he subdue kingdoms? In Isaiah 37:14-21 we have the example of Hezekiah praying against Sennacherib who had come to destroy Jerusalem. Verse 21-24 and 28-29 says, “Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, this is the word which the Lord has spoken concerning him: ‘The virgin, the daughter of Zion, Has despised you, laughed you to scorn; The daughter of Jerusalem Has shaken her head behind your back! Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice, And lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel. By your servants you have reproached the Lord, And said, “By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, To the limits of Lebanon; I will cut down its tall cedars And its choice cypress trees; I will enter its farthest height, To its fruitful forest… But I know your dwelling place, Your going out and your coming in, And your rage against Me. Because your rage against Me and your tumult Have come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back By the way which you came.”’” Isaiah gave God’s answer which was the subduing of Sennacherib and the returning of him to his own land. Sennacherib returned to his own city and died there. Let it be so with every present-day leader and politician following in his stead!