Staying Faithful When Pressure Strikes


One of my favorite chapters of the Bible is 2 Kings 18. Even though I get mad every time I read it, it remains a favorite. Want to know why?

Hezekiah displayed a strong walk of faith- despite the toughness and loneliness that marked his path. As the king of Judah, Hezekiah faced many hardships, wars, and challenges throughout his life. That’s not so unusual. What makes him stand out is that he chose a different path than most of the kings- he trusted Yahweh.

But Hezekiah’s trust was put under pressure one day when the king of Assyria, Sennacherib, sent the Rabshakeh to the gates of Jerusalem carrying a message.

And the Rabshakeh said to them, “Say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: On what do you rest this trust of yours? Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me? -2 Kings 18:19-20

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