FEEL FREE TO SKIP STRAIGHT TO THE PSALMS!!
We start with a flash back. It took me a minute of flipping around the Bible thinking I messed up because “we just read this”. It was trippy for a minute). So this will be a cool recap:
- The king of Assyria: Sennacherib attacked and deported the Northern tribes.
- The king of Judah: Hezekiah feared Assyria- and paid them tribute so they didn’t get attacked
- The Assyrian’s in a speech basically said “You might as well surrender, you can’t put your confidence in your God”
- Hezekiah goes to the Temple to pray to the Lord about the situation (about time someone did)
- Much is said about Jerusalem will be attacked BUT will be delivered
- Isaiah prophesies about Sennacherib’s fall
Psalms!!!! Oh I need a Psalm!!
When I read “familiar” Scriptures in context, it always freaks me out! (In a good way) When we read “Be Still” it is not when you are at a “thinking point” it is when you are under attack from Assyria and you run to the Temple to put it before the Lord. You can’t hear him if you are not still! ( trust me, I try it all the time)
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
I just need this