Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 12, II Kings 18:13-37 Resistance is futile!

Sennacherib was the king of Assyria and he had a huge army. For decades before Hezekiah became king Judah was fighting wars with their neighbors and a civil war with Israel, at this time their army was not very large.  Sennacherib besieges Jerusalem, being such an overwhelming force Hezekiah at first tries to purchase peace. It NEVER works, history records this so many times and still today people try to purchase peace. You can't pay a bully, he just comes back tomorrow for more money. And so Sennacherib sends his representatives to make demands, they've taken Samaria and they're feeling bold. They also mock the people in Judah and mock God Himself. That's really not a good idea. Two items to note, when these men come looking for Hezekiah he doesn't come himself, to do so would indicate that he has submitted to the authority of Sennacherib. Also in spite of the insults and the overwhelming force around Jerusalem, the people stand their ground and remain silent. A sign of trust in their leader and in God.

Today's workout. Push intervals.
Step, push-up, grapevine, squat, jump-rope, triceps, lunge, shoulder press.

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