We continue in the book of 2 Kings today.
“When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord.” – 2 Kings 19:1
I’ll never understand the tearing of clothes in the Bible. I’ve gotten mad before, but ripping my clothes off has never crossed my mind.
“And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: ‘Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.’” – 2 Kings 19:15-16
Makes sense. I know I pray to God when I’ve ripped my clothes. Have never ripped them intentionally but there are times where my shirt might catch on something and rip or I may spill something and I shout out “God dammit!!!” LOL!
“Because you rage against me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.’” – 2 Kings 19:28
Don’t ever cross God because he will FUCK YOU UP!
“This will be the sign for you, Hezekiah: ‘This year you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.” – 2 Kings 19:29
Plant your crops by my commands and I will save you from this army? Wow.
“That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!” – 2 Kings 19:35
God kills more people.
“One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.” – 2 Kings 19:37
This refers to the King of Assyria. God has the ability to bring peace, but he refuses, preferring war, death, and destruction.
Is it possible for the lands to achieve peace? Yes, toss God out for he is the bringing of war.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 46: For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.