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God’s Protection

July 26, 2014

God’s Protection

2 Kings 19:35: That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian troops. When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.

King Hezekiah had a serious problem. The Assyrian army, 185,000 strong, surrounded the city of Jerusalem. There was no escape. The Assyrian commanders even shouted out to the soldiers of the king standing on the ramparts that he would conquer them. He wanted them to give up now, and live.

Many people would reel in shock at such a situation. But King Hezekiah was a man of faith. He went into the temple and prayed, and then he talked to Isaiah, God’s prophet. Isaiah assured Hezekiah that if he would only trust, God would save them.

Hezekiah spoke to his people. He assured them they were safe. God was about to do a miracle.

What a miracle it was, too. An angel of the Lord destroyed the army. 185,000 soldiers died that night and the commander of the Assyrians escaped into the night to go back to Assyria where he was later assassinated.

The amazing thing is that this event is not just recorded in the Bible. Herodotus, a Greek historian, referred to it in his writings. He believed a “plague of rats” killed the Assyrian army.

We know the truth. God protects his people. Follow him, and he will be with you.

Prayer: Jesus, help me to trust in your protection always. Amen.