BE NOT DECEIVED, GOD IS NOT MOCKED!
- 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 – 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 – He 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!
- He can do the impossible!
- We need to pray earnestly!
- He does hear and answer.
- He will defeat the enemy.
- He is our deliverer.
- He does not need an army to defeat the enemy – He can do it any way He chooses.
- He is not mocked and He will have the last laugh.
- He sets up rulers and brings them down.
- He 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.