Hezekiah

In 2 Kings there is a long list of succeeding kings. From chapters 8-18 there are battles of this king conquering that king. There are outright murders, etc.
Chapter 18 introduces Hezekiah who was the son of Ahaz an evil king. Verse 3 says, “And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done.” It brings a sigh of relief. A good king!
Verse 4 says that he removed all the high places and broke down the sacred pillars. He cut down the wooden images. He even broke in pieces the brazen serpent Moses had made (which the people worshipped).
Verse 5 says, “He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among the kings of Judah, nor who were before him.”
Then the adversarial king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh to speak threatening words. Think of the Rabshakeh as our adversary. Verse 36 says, “But the people held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, Do not answer him.”
Jesus did not answer the devil in the wilderness except through ‘It is written.’ That is our stance as well when the fiery darts of our adversary are lobbed against us. We don’t acknowledge or own them. We must stand against them with our door shield of faith.
Here is something else that Hezekiah did. 19:14 says, that when he received the letter he, “…went up the the house of the Lord, and spread it out before the Lord.”
In verse 15 his prayer declared who God is. “…You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.” Then he petitioned the Lord. Verse 16 says, “Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God.”
When we are assaulted with fiery dart lies, we do well to stand in who the Lord is, and who we are in Him. Colossians 3:3 says that our life is hidden with Christ in God. Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord; and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord.”

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