Enemies will try to frighten our people 

Old Testament: 2Ki 18.26–27

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Kings 18–19 on May 17, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Enemies want to bring down leaders, but they do it through the people of the leaders. That is why a man known as the Rabshakeh of Assyria, approached Jerusalem to conquer it, and although the advisers to King Hezekiah told the Assyrian not to speak in the language of the people, he insisted on doing it anyway: “Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?” (2 Kings 18.26–27). 

However, later in the story the Bible shows that King Hezekiah presented the matter to the Lord, who then drove the Assyrians away, although they were a fierce army that could have easily conquered Judah and Jerusalem. 

If you walk with the Lord, do not fear any enemy and do not fear what they might try to do to turn your people against you. Present the situation to the Lord and then watch him work. 

Questions: 

  • How do you present your enemies to God in prayer? 
  • Why should the Lord deliver you from your enemies? 

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

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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