What I read today

2 Kings 19-21; Proverbs 15; Ezekiel 42; Luke 4; 2 Corinthians 12

Hezekiah was the second to last great king of Israel.  The southern kingdom was now all that was left.  Assyria had invaded and deported the northern kingdom and now had its eyes set on Jerusalem.  The threats from outside the city gates were real and terrifying.

So what does Hezekiah do?  What does the great king do?

He humbles himself and cries out to God for help.  He lays out the words of the king of Assyria and begs God for his help.  He knows that he doesn’t have the power to stop any of this from happening so he turns from his own power and in complete humility falls to his knees before a mighty God.

In our lives, we will face many challenges.  Most will be minor, thankfully.  However, some will be daunting.  Some will seem insurmountable.  In those moments we need to fall on our knees and turn towards the one who will carry us through.  In those moments we need to understand that it’s God who holds the key to our future, not our abilities or our schemes.

When we realize this we can truly see ourselves with the humility that should embody our lives.  We can reflect not on ourselves, but on the grace and mercy that our God gives to each one of us.

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