God disgraced king Sennacherib of Assyria for disrespecting him and threatening the Israelites. king Sennacherib besieged the City of Jerusalem and blockade all sources of welfare supply in an attempt to overthrow it. Sennacherib also wrote an open letter to King Hezekiah of Jerusalem and haul insult on him and his people. In his letter, Sennacherib compared the living God with small gods and said, “Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, “Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.” Look! You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by utterly destroying them; and shall you be delivered? Have the gods of the nations delivered those whom my fathers have destroyed, Gozan and Haran and Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?” (2 Kings 19:10-13).
God responded to King Sennacherib who challenged him to fight as the Bible reported, “It came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went away, returned home, and remained at Nineveh. Now it came to pass, as he was worshiping in the temple of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Then Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place” (2 Kings 19:35-37).
God is bigger than man, and no human being should attempt to challenge him to a fight. Since God is Jehovah – The Leader of the universe, he will do whatever is necessary to protect his image and honor his name. It is therefore important that all people fear God and honor his holy name. We must respect God and dare not to compare him with any other deity or a person. All people must understand that the Creator will destroy whoever attempt to share any part of his glory!
Dear God, please give me ability to give you due honor at all times. Please don’t let me take you for granted, and don’t let me disrespect you. Help me to serve you with dignity and honor so that I can be blessed. Let your supernatural power bring me benefits, and let it be well with me throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
SEPTEMBER 6 BIBLE LIFE
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