Seize the Moment – Day 864

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2 Kings 19

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, July 29. 

Has God called you to do something for Him with your life? Don’t try to do it alone. Even great leaders like King Hezekiah need partners to accomplish their plans. God raised up Hezekiah for such a time as this, but he could not stand against the evil of the Assyrian Empire by himself. Unlike Ahaz who turned to evil in his distress, Hezekiah turned to God. In 2 Kings 19:6-7, he sought the counsel of God’s prophet:

Isaiah said to them, “Thus you shall say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. Behold, I will put a spirit in him so that he will hear a rumor and return to his own land. And I will make him fall by the sword in his own land.” ’ ”

Whereas both Ahaz and Hezekiah had received a prophetic promise through Isaiah, it was Hezekiah who submitted himself to God’s Word. In 2 Kings 19:19, Hezekiah prayed that God would receive all the glory through the defense of his nation, “Now, O Lord our God, I pray, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O Lord, are God.”

God saw Hezekiah’s humility and He responded (20-35). For God’s name’s sake, the angel of the Lord struck down 185,000 Assyrians in a single night and the king of Assyria fled to Nineveh. All because Hezekiah knew he needed help and didn’t want the credit, but desired for God to get all the glory.

Seize the moment and pray to God for His assistance in the plans He has entrusted to you. You never know who He might bring into your life to help you get the job done for His glory. 

God bless you!
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