Today we’ll read Micah 6, Micah 7, 2 Chronicles 32:1-8, 2 Kings 18:13-18, Isaiah 36:1-3, 2 Kings 18:19-37, and Isaiah 36:4-22. What stands out to you? Is the Lord speaking to your heart through His Word? Here’s a few of my highlights:
I love Micah. Mercy is God’s specialty! (wait – did I already say that restoration is God’s specialty? Well, He has LOTS of specialties!)
“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously” (Micah 6:8 MSG)
Sennacherib was an enemy of Israel and King Hezekiah, you are probably familiar with his name. He sends a messenger to speak to Hezekiah’s people, Rebshekah. Rebshekah speaks to Hezekiah’s people in their own language (Hebrew), telling them that God is not to be trusted, and trying to get them to turn on Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:19-37). His servants ask him to speak in his own language (Aramaic), but he refused. It’s interesting: Our enemy can “talk a good game”, and even tell us what we think we want to hear. It’s a trap, though, every time – a sheep knows the voice of the Shepherd. Do not be deceived. Hezekiah’s people were not deceived:
“But the people held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, ‘Do not answer him’ ” (2 Kings 18:36 NKJV)
When our enemy the devil tries to speak to us (and might even try to use our own language to confuse us), let’s not answer him, either.