Mar 10, 2019
At some point, everybody thinks they’re god. Even those who express belief in God can find themselves acting like they’re in control of their own lives, calling the shots and living according to their own self-centered agenda. And in Isaiah 37:14-20, King Hezekiah of Judah receives a much-needed primer on the sovereignty of God. He alone is God. Not only are there no other gods but Him, there is no reason for anybody to act like they’re God besides Him. King Sennacherib had a god-sized ego that led him to believe he was invincible. And the people of Judah had a long track record of placing their hopes in a variety of gods besides Yahweh. But in these verses, we have recorded a prayer directed to God by Hezekiah, in which he acknowledges God’s status as the one and only God of the universe. The king, faced with the threat of Assyrian troops knocking down the city walls and taking all the people captive, found himself kneeling before his God in abject humility and helpless reliance. He needed the one true God to do what only He could do: Save His chosen people.