Hezekiah, Faithfulness and Deliverance
|Image credit: Carolyn Pikoulas and the Diocese of Erie|
When it looked like the Assyrian army was going to destroy Judah, Hezekiah turned to prayer. He asked all of the people to pray and fast, and he asked the prophet Isaiah to lead the people in their petitions. Hezekiah begged the Lord to defend them against the Assyrian assault, not to save his kingship, but rather so that all people would know the Lord is the true God. God answered Hezekiah's prayer, killing the Assyrians in their camp, and turning them away from their invasion.
Today, reflect on times when you have do the right thing for the wrong reasons. Have you let glory, your own ego, or some other attitude get in the way? Today, focus on doing right not to look good, but rather so that others may see the goodness of God through you.
Today's Focus: Hezekiah, Faithfulness and Deliverance
Symbol: Empty tent
Yesterday's Focus: Elijah, Threat of False Gods
Tomorrow's Focus: Isaiah, The Call to Holiness