After all that Hezekiah had so faithfully done, Sennacherib
king of Assyria came and invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified cities,
thinking to conquer them for himself.
2 Chronicles 32
You would have thought with the king and the entire nation
turning to serve the living God like never before, this should be a time of
rejoicing and peace. On the contrary, a notable enemy set his attention on the
cities of Judah and Jerusalem especially. This feels a bit like when all hell breaks
loose even when you are sure you are doing or have done the right thing.
This may happen sometimes to test the strength of your
resolution and some other times it’s just the final struggle of the adversary;
the devil won’t give in without a fight. But when the devil confronts you, let
him find you have a great relationship with God.
Re-examine your intentions and motives to be sure it is in
line with your values; an unexamined life is not worth living says Socrates. It
helps to know you are acting in line with your professed ideals.
Take solace in the encouragement of Hezekiah,“Be
strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of
Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome
it. John 1:4 & 5
The enemy shall not outwit you, Nor the son of wickedness
afflict you. The Lord will beat down your foes before your
face, And plague those who hate you.
As potent as he was, Sennacherib had no victory over Judah.
Because you serve the Lord, the enemy shall not have any victory over you;
those who rise against you shall fall for your sake in Jesus’ name. Your
overflow is sure.