Today we take a break from Isaiah and move back to 2 Kings where Hezekiah is now king.
“In King Hezekiah’s fourth year, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria marched against Samaria and laid siege to it. At the end of three years the Assyrians took it. So Samaria was captured in Hezekiah’s sixth year, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel. The king of Assyria deported Israel to Assyria and settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in towns of the Medes. This happened because they had not obeyed the Lord their God, but had violated his covenant—all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded. They neither listened to the commands nor carried them out.” – 2 Kings 18:9-12
War is taking place based on who is and isn’t obeying God.
“Furthermore, have I come to attack and destroy this place without word from the Lord? The Lord himself told me to march against this country and destroy it.” – 2 Kings 18:25
God is not peace.
“But the commander replied, ‘Was it only to your master and you that my master sent me to say these things, and not to the people sitting on the wall—who, like you, will have to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine?’” – 2 Kings 18:27
This isn’t my favorite verse in the Bible but it ranks in the top ten! You will have to eat your own shit and drink your own piss. LOL!
“Do not listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, ‘The Lord will deliver us.’” – 2 Kings 18:32
This is a pissing match to see who loves God the most.
That concludes this chapter. There is a battle on who loves God the most and who God will support, along with some trash talk about eating your own shit and drinking your own piss. ROFL!
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 19: Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold