Tuesday, July 1
Posted: Tuesday, July 1
2 Kings 18:13-19:37
Verse of the day:
Then the Assyrian king’s chief of staff told them to give this message to Hezekiah: “This is what the great king of Assyria says: What are you trusting in that makes you so confident? Do you think that mere words can substitute for military skill and strength? Who are you counting on, that you have rebelled against me? (2 Kings 18:19-20)
Out of the mouth of Hezekiah’s enemy comes the all-important question. “On whom are you depending?” In life we can depend on the world around us, or on God. This represents two views for living out our lives – the secular or the divine.
Under the secular view, represented by the world, you are depending on what you can see and touch, on yourself, your friends, your family or something else to meet your needs and deliver you from trouble. This is placing your hope in the temporal.
Under the divine or Christian view, you learn to depend solely on God for your needs and to deliver you from trouble. This is placing your hope and confidence in the eternal.
Which view do you cling too? What do you place your hope and confidence in?
Let us challenge ourselves, at those times when we face a personal crisis of faith or when we stand at the crossroads of decision, with this question; are we going to rely on the world’s view and all it represents, or are we going to rely on God?—I choose God!
Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor