Hezekiah took the letters from the messengers and read them. Then he went to the temple and spread them out before the Lord. 15 Hezekiah prayed to the Lord.
The evil King of Assyria, Sennacherib mocks God once again. He thinks that just because he’s like the biggest bully on the street, that the God of the Hebrews can’t be more powerful than he is. He’ll soon find out what he’s up against. Wait till you read what happens!
However, before all this comes about, King Hezekiah’s got to do something so he doesn’t have a panic attack. He walks to the temple and spreads King Sennacherib’s letter out on the floor. Then with his heart as wide open as that letter, King Hezekiah prays to God.
The King does three things that will help us when we are afraid. First, he goes to a safe place; in his case, it’s the temple; second, he expresses his feelings completely; third, he prays. If we act in the same way, peace will come right away. What we’re afraid about is then out of our hands and into God’s hands.
You, Lord God, my protector v. 7
Laying my fears before You v. 14
You alone, O God, are king. v. 16
Lord, my God, incline Your ear. v. 17
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