Saturday, September 23, 2006

Gods Goal X

Part X of Gods Goal in redemptive history from the book "Desiring God"

Deliverance in the Time of the Kings

After the death of Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel was divided into the Northern and the Southern Kingdoms. One example of God's continued grace during this time and his continued purpose to be glorified and maintain the honor of his name is evident in the way he intervened when Hezekiah was king of Judah in the late 700s B.C.

The Assyrians, led by Sennacherib, were coming against the people of Judah. So Hezekiah prayed to the Lord for deliverance. Isaiah the prophet brought God's answer, stated in 2 Kings 19:34, "For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David." He says the same

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