Pastor Tim Romero
Isaiah 37:5–7 (ESV): "5 When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah, 6 Isaiah said to them, "Say to your master, 'Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the young men of the king of Assyria have reviled me. 7 Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land, and I will make him fall by the sword in his own land.'"
Those who intimidate and speak falsely to God's people will answer to the Lord. He will bring even the strongest of men to their knees. God will not be mocked!
King Hezekiah sent servants to Isaiah to ask him to inquire of the Lord. Isaiah instructed them to tell the King of Judah that Rabshakeh the Assyrian would pay for putting fear in the people of Judah and mocking God. The Lord said he would put a spirit in Rabshakeh that he shall hear that the Assyrians were being attacked by the Egyptians. Rabshakeh immediately left Judah. He would eventually fall the sword of his own hand.
God will not be mocked by anyone nor will He ever forsake His people. We can trust the Lord amid the battle. We must respond to the threats we face as King Hezekiah did, by inquiring of the Lord. We don't trust in what we can see but we seek the Lord and put all our confidence in Him. Hezekiah would later receive a threatening letter from Rabshakeh and he would spread it out before the Lord in His sanctuary once again trusting the Lord. Do the same Christian. Bring your fears and needs before the Lord and seek Him for sanctuary and help, amen?
Father, we thank You for being our protector and our strong tower. May we run to You alone in times of need. Let us never allow those who mock You to intimidate and create fear within us. May we trust You to the end and seek Your face like we do our next breath. We look to You alone for help in Jesus' name, amen!