Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Isaiah 36:21 (KJV) Well Placed for Blessing

Isaiah 36:21 (KJV)
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
The exchange between Rabshakeh and Hezekiah (through his representatives) is an amazing one in my mind. Having had some experience in leadership, this passage is an incredible test of the same:
It is all handled through representatives.It is representatives of Hezekiah we hear from most (even Rabshakeh is merely a spokesman for Sennacherib). One would think a matter of this importance would demand the King’s personal attention. Hezekiah believed his attention was better spent with God.
Rabshakeh appealed to the common people rather than the officials.Evil men always go to those they believe they are most likely to sway, not those whose devotion and loyalty has been proven. Never trust a man who tries to circumvent authorities.
Hezekiah’s command not to answer Rabshakeh’s accusations was heeded.Those unproven common people soundly rejected Rabshakeh by fully honoring their king’s command. Good for them!
It is no wonder that God gave such a victory as is recorded here. The king knew where his real priorities lay and the people loyally followed his leadership. That put them in a position to receive God’s blessing.

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Isaiah 36:21 (KJV) Well Placed for Blessing

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1 comment:

  1. This is how to position yourself for blessing.