TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Scripture: Isaiah 37:35-38
The picture throughout the Bible is one of many people who achieve great success and often had to overcome great odds, sometimes as a result of their own personal choices. Whether we need these truths before or after our covenantal conversion, God’s message is consistent – repent and be restored! We consistently hear God’s voice through priests and prophets who said, ‘Repent and turn.’ The Bible presents God as a Covenant-Keeper who offers man an open invitation – walk with Me! God was mightier than what they faced and He is mightier than what we face! With God on our side we are never alone. Because of that, we can be fearless in the face of evil, stand strong and believe God for deliverance continually. Hezekiah prayed against his enemy Sennacherib who ruled the strongest army in the then-known world, and he got victory. Verses 35-38 say, “‘For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’ Then the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went away, returned home, and remained at Nineveh. Now it came to pass, as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Then Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.” Because Hezekiah stood in faith, God put Sennacherib under his feet. How many people are going to be under our feet so we can participate in a harvest? We can be fearless when we know that in God’s eyes we are blameless. The Bible is clear. God didn’t choose any who were ‘perfect’ for His family. He chose people who were flawed and had failures but they all had the same thing in common, they believed Him to be greater than their failures. He chose the humble and the repentant, and they believed Him and became overcomers. Can we do that? We owe Him that much!