September 21

Isaiah 37:1-38:22; Galatians 6:1-18; Psalm 65:1-13; Proverbs 23:24

Sometimes, the devil will use a person to tempt you to distrust God. The Bible testifies that satan can only tell lies and that he is the “father of lies.” If we are not careful, we will let the words of others subtly cause us to distrust our God.

King Sennacherib knew that Hezekiah would seek direction from God. He also knew that God is always victorious and no one could defeat Him. The only way for Hezekiah to lose was if he stopped trusting God. The King sent Hezekiah a message to shake his trust in God: “Don’t let your God, in whom you trust, deceive you with promises that Jerusalem will not be captured by the king of Assyria.”

Look at the irony! The man who first threatened Israel is now telling Israel not to trust the only One who can deliver them. Disregard anyone who undermines your commitment and dependence on God. He is the only one who can help you in the time of trouble!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 39:1-41:16; Ephesians 1:1-23; Psalm 66:1-20; Proverbs 23:25-28

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