Be Not Deceived, God is NOT mocked!
An Example of a Mocker
The King of Assyria mocked God and His people (2 Ki 18)
He was proved and said no god had delivered any from the King of Assyria v33
Hezekiah prayed and he prayed EARNESTLY!
He sought counsel from the prophet, Isaiah. He knew that Isaiah was a man of God, a true prophet (2 Ki 19)
God heard and answered
God did not use any army to defeat Assyria, but the angel of the LORD smote them and the King himself was killed while worshipping his god (2 Ki 19:35-37)
Lessons from these Scripture Verses
God’s ways are not our ways!
God can do the impossible!
We need to pray earnestly!
God does hear and answer.
God will defeat the enemy.
God is our deliverer.
God does not need an army to defeat the enemy – He can do it any way He chooses.
God is not mocked and He will have the last laugh.
God sets up rulers and brings them down.
God uses men of God for our benefit – it is good to seek counsel from them.
We do not need to defend ourselves or seek vengeance in the face of the enemy for God is our avenger and He will defend us.