by Danetta Kellar
Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. Isaiah 37:14
Hezekiah received a letter from the most powerful king of his time, the king of Assyria. The Assyrians had left a path of destroyed people and stripped lands wherever they went. Now they were coming for Israel. They knew that dependence upon God was the source of the Israelite’s strength, and that is precisely where they attacked.
God’s enemy has sent a letter to Christian families today, warning, Do not let the God you depend on deceive you… you will be destroyed. He will not save you (37:10).
The enemy breathes his lies in the media, in schools, even in our youth groups and churches. His victims sit as though hypnotized, listening to his threats while desperately hoping that God will, indeed, save them.
It would seem that the battle to live lives of love and honor is futile some days.