The enemy does not know our God

Old Testament: Isa 36.7

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 34–36 on October 6, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

A leader in the Assyrian army approached Jerusalem, attempting to refute the idea that the God of Israel could save Israel from the mighty hand of the Assyrian army and its commanders. The leader tried to show why Jerusalem should not trust in God, saying: 

“But if you say to me, ‘We trust in the LORD our God,’ is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar’?”

– Isaiah 36.7 

He tried to show that the God of the Jews was weak, so that a human king like Hezekiah could easily tear down his altars. 

However, Hezekiah tore down the idolatrous altars, and not anything related to the one true and living God. The Assyrian misrepresented both the God of Israel and King Hezekiah, and the Assyrian found out the hard way, that you do not equate God with the idols of man. 


  • Who does the text say was the Assyrian making those false charges? 
  • Does the Assyrian nation still exist? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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