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In these passages is the account of the king of Assyria marching against Judah and intending to conquer Jerusalem, as he had conquered Israel. His army had successfully defeated other fortified cities in Judah and surrounded Jerusalem, which was vastly outnumbered.

Before attacking, the Assyrian officials tried to talk Jerusalem into surrendering.  They said that Israel’s God was not strong enough to save Israel. They pointed out that Assyria had defeated the gods of the other nations. However, King Hezekiah of Judah prayed to God to save Jerusalem.

God heard King Hezekiah’s prayer for help. God told Hezekiah that Assyria would not prevail, nor would their army even fire an arrow at them. The night before the attack, God’s angel killed the entire Assyrian army, 185,000 men.  Jerusalem was saved.

This event highlights our need to have Faith and trust in God. The situation for Jerusalem looked hopeless, and the Assyrian officials provided logical reasons for Jerusalem to surrender.

Many times, Satan will try to shake our Faith in God and compel us to follow the world’s logic. However, we must resist when the world’s logic is contrary to the Word of God. The Bible says that our battle is a spiritual one, and we must arm ourselves with spiritual armor. One of those implements of armor is the ‘Shield of Faith, with which to defend ourselves from the fiery darts of the evil one.’

We must therefore never compromise our belief in God, and we must cling tenaciously to the Word of God. We must never depart from what the Bible tells us to do, even if it defies the world’s logic.