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Say words of hope

2 Kings 18:30

The Assyrian messenger said to the people of Judah:
“Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD by saying, ‘The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.’”

The Assyrian knew that Hezekiah would/had said those words, and that those words held power and were convincing. Perhaps solely because of Hezekiah’s position of authority or perhaps because of the type of king Hezekiah had proven to be already.

Even though we lack a king’s authority or proven background, never let us underestimate the value and power of our saying encouraging words to others. Like the Assyrian messenger, Satan tries to deter us from speaking God’s truths to each other because our messages of hope are weapons again evil.

2 Kings19:34
The Lord said:
“For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David.”

God does what he does for his own glory and for his own purposes. It’s not because he is ego-centric but because he is God-centric, just as we should be. His ways are best and his ways are right.


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